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Home-Based Tourism in Madison County       Jennifer Flynn         Town Clerk   NC STEP Coordinator     Town of Marshall ma...
Eco Tourism• Ecos = Home: We know it best BUT• How are we sharing our home?• How are we describing it to the outside  worl...
Ecotourism in Madison Co.
Agritourism
Appalachian Trail
Fishing
Rafting
Other Outdoor Activities
Music of the Mountains
A Piece of History
Mountain Accomodations
Natural Hot Springs
Innovative Ideas
Combined with Assets• Create a Strategic Plan  – Branding and Marketing Plan  – Develop a Destination through work with lo...
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Jennifer Flynn, Eco-Tourism Green Mondays 12-12-11

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Coordinator for NC STEP (Small Town Economic Prosperity) Program in Marshall, NC, Jennifer talks about eco-tourism efforts in Marshall and Madison Counties

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Jennifer Flynn, Eco-Tourism Green Mondays 12-12-11

  1. 1. Home-Based Tourism in Madison County Jennifer Flynn Town Clerk NC STEP Coordinator Town of Marshall marshallncstep@gmail.com
  2. 2. Eco Tourism• Ecos = Home: We know it best BUT• How are we sharing our home?• How are we describing it to the outside world?• How can we best take advantage of the interest in this region?
  3. 3. Ecotourism in Madison Co.
  4. 4. Agritourism
  5. 5. Appalachian Trail
  6. 6. Fishing
  7. 7. Rafting
  8. 8. Other Outdoor Activities
  9. 9. Music of the Mountains
  10. 10. A Piece of History
  11. 11. Mountain Accomodations
  12. 12. Natural Hot Springs
  13. 13. Innovative Ideas
  14. 14. Combined with Assets• Create a Strategic Plan – Branding and Marketing Plan – Develop a Destination through work with local tourism oriented businesses and entrepreneurs – Develop ways to capture visitor information – Address off-peak and off-season And… IMPLEMENT!

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