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Athabascan RavenTribal Tourism Development:
A Handbook for Planners

Tribal Tourism Cover

 

Chistochina and Mentasta, Alaska

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Funded by an Environmental Protection Agency IGAP Grant awarded to
Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium
P.O. Box 357 Gakona, Alaska
2002-2003

mapWRITTEN BY: Chantelle Pence
EDITED BY: Megan Holloway
Edits also made by Katrina Chmielowski

Special thanks to those people, businesses, and organizations who were part of our tourism development process:
Cheesh'Na Tribal Council, Mentasta Traditional Council,
Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Prince
William Sound Community College, Sinona Creek
Campground, River Wrangellers, Chistochina Bed
and Breakfast, Copper River Ranch, Greater Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce,
Copper Valley Economic Development Council and State of Alaska Division of Community and Economic Development.

This material is based upon work supported by the Environmental Protection Agency Grant No. GA-97002201-1. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Environmental Protection Agency.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

UNDERSTANDING TOURISM
Part 1

  1. General Tourism Development
  2. Eco-Tourism
  3. Cultural Tourism and Cultural Interpretation
  4. Tourism With Integrity

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Part 2

  1. Strategies For Involving The Whole Community
  2. Workshops
    Sample Workshop Agendas
  3. Conducting Surveys
  4. Follow-up
  5. Identify Your Core Group

NUTS AND BOLTS OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Part 3

  1. Identify Where Your Community Is In The Tourism Development Process
  2. What Do You Do If The Community Doesn't Want Tourism?
  3. Tourism Management
  4. Marketing
  5. Encouraging Good Relations Between Local Businesses
  6. Supporting Local Business Development
  7. Community Beautification

 
 

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