League of Women Voters to Sponsor
A Vision 2020 Community Conversation on
In this community conversation we will bring together the
various wellness and heritage components discussed in three community
conversations in the Fall 2011. They focused on 1. Brown County's many natural
assets, the State Park, Hoosier Forest, lakes and forested landscapes with
trails, waterways and outdoor adventure and 2. Its cultural and historic
assets, Nashville with 70 historic structures, including the Historic
Courthouse and Pioneer Village, with the T.C. Steele, artist galleries and
studios, stores with arts and crafts and more.
The National Trust’s definition of cultural heritage tourism is “traveling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes historic, cultural and natural resources."
SRI International - http://www.sri.com - defines wellness tourism as all travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being. The wellness tourism economy includes all expenditures made by tourists on these types of leisure and business trips, including lodging, food and beverage, activities/excursions, shopping and transport.
Linking Brown County’s many and varied resources can do more for the local economy than promoting them separately. Brown County can leverage its natural, historic, cultural and human assets to attract tourists to stay for a vacation or a get-away, and at the same time contribute to a quality of life that enhances the Brown County experience.
This is a Draft Version. Please contact Ruth Reichmann at firstname.lastname@example.org for additions or corrections