ANOTHER TOURISM CONFERENCE HELD HERE THIS YEAR

 

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority hosted its second annual Tourism Conference at Blue Ridge Community College on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

 

The featured speaker was Berkeley Young, Young Strategies, Inc. He shared information about concerning the tourism industry‚Äôs

national trends expected in 2014.

 

Berkeley also presented an overview of his findings from an eight month study on tourism in Henderson County that was commissioned by HCTDA in early 2013.

 

More than 150 industry partners attended this daylong conference. Educational sessions, networking and meeting representatives from over fifteen media companies, including Our State Magazine and WLOS, were some of the benefits of this event.

 

The purpose of the conference is to promote tourism in general...tourism being a major driver of the local economy.