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Rural tourism workshop to be held June 1-2
WEST POINT, Miss. -- A rural tourism workshop on June 1-2 in West Point will focus on technology and offer new ideas for attracting visitors to the state’s hidden treasures.
Rachael Carter, a community development specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said Extension is partnering with ConnectMS to promote the workshop, “Leveling the Playing Field.”
“The workshop will look at technology trends and how to create virtual tours, along with other interactive sessions and activities,” Carter said. “The workshop is ideally suited to tourism professionals, high school and community college educators, and others interested in promoting Mississippi tourism.”
The Mississippi Main Street Association is helping sponsor the workshop, and Main Street managers are encouraged to attend.
Highlights include a tour conducted by a professional storyteller, which features a blues experience and visits to Prairie Wildlife and Waverly Mansion. Sessions will focus on tourism marketing trends and budget-friendly advertising strategies.
The tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. on June 1 at the West Point Chamber of Commerce, and sessions will begin 8:45 a.m. on June 2 at the Ritz on Commerce Street. There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is required.
To register, visit http://bit.ly/1HjuuVv before May 28.
For more information, contact Rachael Carter at 662-325-3141.