Module #1 included a great team of facilitators and guest speakers.
Below are the panel session PowerPoint presentations and module video recording
PANEL 1: TRENDS - Latest In Emerging Trends in Travel, Outdoor Recreation + Rural Community Tourism
In this session David explored big picture global trends, and national trends in adventure travel outdoor recreation. Russel explored: Who is the adventure traveler? And what are they looking for now? What trends are emerging during the pandemic and which ones are here to stay?
PANEL 2: CASE STUDIES - How are rural outdoor recreation destinations managing tourism as travel returns at even higher levels than before?
This session explored a series of key case studies from North America and Iceland. The panel discussed: What key destination development or management approaches are being taken? How will we know if we’ve found the right balance?
Kristin Dahl – Crosscurrent Collective
Olof Yrr – Iceland Tourism Development
Emily Reed – Columbia River Gorge, Oregon/Washington
Kieron Weidner – First Nature Tours – Pacific Northwest
Developing new experiences to meet the evolving interests of visitors – giving back through trail building/fire recovery, connecting with Tribal culture