The Northern Forest Rural Tourism Academy consists of professionally led workshops and training sessions. They combine with a package of direct financial and technical assistance to support destination development projects in high potential Rural Destination Areas across the region. The program is built on a recognition that successful destinations require a unique level of cooperation among business, non-profit, and municipal stakeholders and a common set of skills, knowledge, and language to enable effective team-based project implementation.
Rural Tourism is an important part of many regional economies. In many cases it is based in resource dependent economies and leverages the associated outdoor recreation environment. However, it also often comes with the challenge of managing competing land uses, seasonal influxes and potential overuse in sensitive areas.
For more information about the Northern Forest Rural Tourism Academy, please contact:
Joe Short, Vice President
Northern Forest Center
18 N Main Street, Ste. 204
Concord, NH 03301-4926