The 27th Annual Vermont Travel Industry Conference will be held on April 7 & 8, 2010 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vermont. The event will feature compelling keynote speakers, pertinent workshops on industry topics and trends, and a trade show featuring over 30 exhibitors who sell products or services to the tourism industry.On Wednesday April 7th at 9:00 am, keynote speaker James Chung of Reach Advisors will educate the tourism industry on the Four Macro Trends and the Implications on Travel. Chung will discuss the major trends that will reshape the consumer market as it relates to the tourism industry including: generational shifts, gender differences, health and wellness behaviors, outdoor recreation trends, and household purchasing power.Thursday April 8th at 9:00 am, Steve Richer of the National Tour Association will enlighten attendees on the future of the tourism industry through his keynote presentation the Tourism Industry Crystal Ball: Where We Are, Where We Are Headed. Richer will pull from his experience working on the legislation that will become the Travel Promotion Act to discuss current border and public land issues, and provide attendees with a glimpse into the future and what we can do.The Vermont Travel Industry Conference will feature workshops from five educational, industry related tracks: Management, Miscellaneous Marketing, Media Relations, Social Media & Marketing, and Web Marketing. Some of the hot topics this year will include How to Effectively Publicize Your Business Through New Media Tools with Nicole Ravlin of PMG Public Relations, Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Profit with Hans van Wees of Van-Wees, Inc., and How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Seize Money-Making Marketing Opportunities with Chris Diaz of Redpoint Marketing.If you are part of a tourism-related business or have an interest in the Vermont travel industry, this conference is for you! Registration is now open. For more information on participating in the event and to register, please visit the Vermont Travel Industry Conference website at www.vtic.org(link is external) and receive instant updates by becoming a fan on the Vermont Travel Industry Conference Facebook page. Source: VTIC. 2.16.2010
Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Golf beat East Central High School 182-211.It was another win for the Lady Wildcat golf team tonight at home against East Central. The team posted a solid score of 182 on the more difficult back nine holes of Brook Hill Golf Club.Medallist for the night was Senior, Maggie Brack, with a score of 40.They will be back in action on Thursday night against South Dearborn.Maggie Brack – 40, Gracie Graf – 49, Camryn Brewer – 46, Taylor McCreary – 48, Ashlan Hill – 48, Sam Ebrens – 57, Kelsie Brackney – 51.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisToday’s ‘Photo of the Day’ was sent in by Mary Lightner. Mary captured this photo of some American goldfinches at a bird feeder. She said the American goldfinches are returning due to warmer weather. If you have a photo that you would like to send us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: American Goldfinch, Bird Feeder, Birds, Photo of the DayContinue ReadingPrevious Meetings on what you need to know about bovine TBNext ‘Sam’s Gift’ provides 21 scholarships for future Alpena Community College students