A conference at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Nov. 10, will focus on the impact that a healthy downtown district can have on attracting tourists and boosting the economy of the 26 westernmost counties of North Carolina.
The impact of successful festivals and events on the economy of the 26 westernmost counties of North Carolina will be the subject of a daylong tourism industry conference Tuesday, April 21, presented by the Western Carolina University College of Business.
Sixteen students in the Hospitality and Tourism Program in the Western Carolina University College of Business recently earned the highest industry certification in hotel business and pricing analysis.
Western Carolina University students have provided representatives of local tourism interests in 26 Western North Carolina counties with data illustrating the impact of the travel and tourism industry on the economy of their particular counties.
Students in the hospitality and tourism program at Western Carolina University are a force behind the town of Dillsboro’s inaugural Appalachian Growers’ Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Monteith Farmstead.