UMN Research for the tourism industry, 2016
May1-7, 2016 was National Travel and Tourism Week. The UMN Tourism Center celebrated by bringing research from around the University to a gathering of friends from the tourism industry. The posters below summarize that research.
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Forest Pests and Tourism
Impacts of Visitor Experience and Knowledge on Landscape Preferences:
The Case of the Bark Beetle
Research explores how visitor knowledge of bark beetle influences landscape preferences in parks and protected areas.
Exploring knowledge of & information sources related to
Emerald Ash Borer among outdoor recreationists
Research examines visitor knowledge of Emerald Ash Borer to improve and expand educational efforts.
Forest Health Concerns and Management among Resort & Campground Owners in Minnesota
An online questionnaire taken by resort and campground owners reveals forest health concerns used to inform educational and outreach efforts.
Bicycling in Minnesota
Sustainability and Climate Change
(Eco)tourism in Southeast Minnesota
The University of Minnesota Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (SE RSDP) partners with Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center to study rural ecotourism in Fillmore County, Minnesota.
Driving Minnesota's Tourism Further:
The Role of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Research by the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) examines how electric vehicles may drive tourism in Greater Minnesota.
Sustainable Tourism Programs
Assessing the Impacts of Sustainable Tourism Programming in Small Communities
Tourism development efforts by the Minnesota Sustainable Tourism Assessment for Small Communities project (MSTASC) are highlighted.