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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 | Bicycling in MN | Sustainability and Climate Change | Visitor Profiles | Sustainable Tourism Programs | Minnesota Historical Society | Second Homeowners

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

Economic Contribution of Bicycling Events in Minnesota
Research by the Extension Center for Community Vitality reveals the economic contribution of Minnesota bicycling events in 2015.

Economic Contribution of the Bicycle Industry in Minnesota
An online survey of the Minnesota bicycle industry reveals its economic contribution to the state.


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.

What are community leaders saying about climate readiness?
A workshop of Minnesota North Shore community leaders reveals concerns about climate readiness.

How will climate change affect visitors' behavior?
A survey of visitors to Minnesota's North Shore examines how climate change may affect future visitor behavior.


Visitor Profiles

Itasca Area Visitor Profile Study 2014-2015
A visitor profile study of the greater Itasca area reveals current traveler information.

Mille Lacs Visitor Profile Study 2014-2015
A visitor profile study of Mille Lacs County reveals current traveler information.


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.

Sustainable Tourism Assessment for Small Communities
A sustainable tourism assessment helps five small communities discover opportunities to develop community assets for sustainable tourism.


Millennials' Perceptions of Minnesota's State History: Who Manages It & How Well?
Research highlights millennial awareness and perceived quality of the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS).


Second Homeowners: Findings from Research in Two Areas of Minnesota
Research in Central and West Central Minnesota profiles seasonal residents and their impact on local communities.

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