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Home arrow Publications arrow Intro: Heritage Tourism and the Federal Government: Summit I—Report of Proceedings
Heritage Tourism and the Federal Government: Summit I—Report of Proceedings

2002; 13 pages; available online in PDF
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Heritage tourism promotes the preservation of communities' historic resources, educates tourists and local residents about America's historic and cultural heritage, and results in substantial benefits for local economies. Many Federal agencies support heritage tourism in various ways through their missions and programs.

In November 2002, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation hosted a summit meeting of Federal agencies to provide an opportunity to compare notes on cultural heritage tourism activities and to begin discussing ways to improve the coordination and consistency of such efforts. The report, Heritage Tourism and the Federal Government: Summit I—Report of Proceedings, reports agencies' views on three key issues:

  • Should there be changes in existing Federal policy or programs to provide greater support for heritage tourism as an economic development strategy as well as for other purposes?
  • What are Federal agencies currently doing to promote heritage tourism, and what additional steps can they take to ensure that the historic and cultural resources they manage are more fully integrated into local, Statewide, and regional heritage tourism initiatives throughout the country?
  • What specific cooperative efforts might be undertaken by Federal agencies to better coordinate heritage tourism activities and share information and ideas among themselves and with non-Federal parties?


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Heritage Tourism and the Federal Government: Summit I—Report of Proceedings is available at no charge from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 803, Washington, DC 20004. After we receive your order, please allow five to seven business days for delivery. For more information, call or e-mail Denise Stanley (phone 202-606-8503).


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Updated September 24, 2011

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