Here you will find educational resources for regions, communities, businesses, tourism attractions interested in developing nature tourism, eco-tourism, heritage-tourism, cultural tourism, agritourism. We call this "Experiential Tourism".
Tourism Enterprise Opportunities
Is an entrepreneurial course developed to assist people to launch a new tourism venture. The original publication was developed at Texas A&M University.
Foundational Concepts for Successful Regional Revitalization and Empowerment
Rural places are under significant pressures because traditional agriculture is not performing adequately. In order to understand and develop effective strategies for economic diversification and sustainability, we must understand over-arching principles. Here some important ideas and theories are described that provide guidance to successful rural empowerment strategies.
Tourism Product Development - Effective Interpretation
A series of publications written by James Kimmel Ph.D. about how to create quality experiences and how to "tell the story of your place".
Revitalizing Agriculture - Organic foods & Value-added
Creating more sustainable, profitable for the producers, and healthy foods systems is critical for making the world a better place. From this section you will get access to publications and real world success stories.
A Vision to Transform the World
Is a comprehensive strategy for revitalization of rural places and their relationship to the natural world and urban places.