||GEOG 177 (1), GEOG 379/592 (3) Geotourism in the Grand Traverse Region|
||May 18–24 | Seven days|
||$750 (2013) plus tuition and fees. Need financial aid?|
|Extended Reg. Deadline:
||April 8, 2013 |
||GEOG 177 [PDF], GEOG 479 [PDF], GEOG 592 [PDF] |
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This field course in geotourism focuses on the Grand Traverse region. Geotourism is tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture and the well-being of its residents. It includes the widest possible market that is compatible with sustaining a destination's distinctive qualities: the entire travel and tourism industry, governments, convention and visitors bureaus, the hospitality industry, destinations, attractions, parks, community activists and tourists. This field course uses the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Travel Michigan and the "Pure Michigan" campaign to examine geotourism in the Grand Traverse region. Daily field trips include visiting area attractions (historic, natural and culinary), meeting and interacting with area convention and visitors bureaus; tourism, hospitality and culinary professionals. Discover "Pure Michigan" in the Grand Traverse Region.