Cultural Tourism Reports

Updated! As the summer travel season gets underway, here are three valuable resources about Cultural/Heritage Tourism:

Cultural Heritage Tourism:
Best Practices and Key Concepts for Regional Initiatives
A Report for the American Folklore Society’s Professional Development and
Best Practices Program

(PDF, 178KB)

Dr. Ellen McHale (New York Folklore Society)
Dr. Lisa Overholser (New York Folklore Society)
Dr. Daniel Franklin Ward (Erie Canal Museum)

Economic Impacts of Tourism
by Daniel J. Stynes
(PDF, 89KB)

Consumer Descision Making for Tourism in New York State
Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

(PDF, 976KB)

The last slide reveals the purpose of most leisure travel to NYS is for sightseeing.  And the top destinations are historic sites, state and national parks, dining & museums.