Cultural TourismCultural Tourism

Communities throughout the U.S. have developed successful programs linking the arts, humanities, history, and tourism. Travel industry research confirms that cultural and heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. The growth and investment in cultural heritage tourism has expanded markets, audiences, and consumers, as well as provided a means for sustaining cultural and heritage resources with vital revenue and awareness. The President’s Committee and its cultural partners—NEA, NEH, and IMLS—have catalyzed the growth of cultural and heritage tourism, which over time has evolved into a broader policy and development approach known as the creative economy.

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Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange 2012 Scheduled for May 3-4 in Washington, DC

 Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange 2012 Scheduled for May 3-4 in Washington, DC
Partners in Tourism is hosting the second “Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange” as an opportunity for practitioners from across the country to meet with representatives from the 29 federal agencies and national organizations engaged in cultural heritage tourism.  The CHT Exchange is planned ... Learn More »

Industry Leaders Address the Future of Cultural Heritage Tourism in U.S.

Industry Leaders Address the Future of Cultural Heritage Tourism in U.S.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities joined with its other coalition members in Partners in Tourism to support the Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange on May 3 in Washington, DC. Cultural and heritage tourism is one of the nation’s most dynamic economic sectors. Encompassing ... Learn More »

Cultural Heritage Tourism Creative Survival Tactics in Dire Economic Times

Cultural Heritage Tourism Creative Survival Tactics in Dire Economic Times
The economic downturn has affected many organizations and entrepreneurs in the cultural and heritage tourism industry—historic sites and museums closing, state and local programs eliminated, drastically reduced tourism budgets, and programs and organizations cutting back their ... Learn More »