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  1. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Odin Brudie DCED Office ofEconomic Development Alaska Village Initiatives Rural Small Business Conference Anchorage February 18, 2004

  2. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM

  3. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM • Fall/Winter 2002-2003 • 252,600 total arrivals • 34% Visitors 66% Alaska residents • “Business Only” (44%) most common purpose • followed by “Visiting Friends and Relatives” (25%)

  4. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM • Summer 2003 • 1,785,200 total travelers • 73% Visitors • 75% Visiting for Vacation/Pleasure

  5. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Tourism & Travel Sales in Alaska

  6. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Future of Rural Tourism - diverse opportunities • Public Lands • Private Land • Geotourism • Adventure Travel • Resident Travel

  7. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM • Public Land • Land Managers • Synergies

  8. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM

  9. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Private Land • Shareholders • Partners

  10. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM

  11. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Most tourism activities are based on resources held in common

  12. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM ADVENTURE TRAVEL soft to extreme

  13. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM RESIDENT MARKET Alaskans Travel Too

  14. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM ASSESSMENT • Stakeholders • Consultation • SEASONS • target yours • target theirs • predictable

  15. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Bundle

  16. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM EVENTS

  17. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Package the Experience

  18. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Community Support & Participation

  19. Southeast Alaska Trail System (SEAtrails):A Regional Community-Led Partnership THE RESOURCE

  20. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Anaktuvek Pass Tours - Arctic Circle Tours

  21. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM CULTURE CAMP

  22. AlaskaHost Program Introduction This customer service training program was designed to assist communities and businesses in putting the best foot forward, by training workers and setting standards of professionalism in the visitor industry.

  23. The Future ofRURAL TOURISM Odin Brudie DCED Office ofEconomic Development Alaska Village Initiatives Rural Small Business Conference Anchorage February 18, 2004