Day two was facilitated by Judy Walden of the Walden Mills Group (Denver, CO). Judy took the group through an inspirational and fast-paced workshop. Workshop topics included:
- travel trends that are driving demand for culinary/agritourism
- how to make money in tourism
- tackling the big three: insurance, profitability and seasonality
- using food to define a distinctive sense of place
- building Pierce County as a year-round foodie destination
As the workshop concluded, there were many budding partnerships among farmers, restaurants and tourism providers. We sketched out some great itineraries to help visitors immerse themselves in our destination and experience the wide array of culinary and agricultural experiences we have to offer. Itineraries will be further developed by the TRCVB, WST and WSDA and promoted to tour operators and visitors.
If you'd like to be a part of the Pierce County culinary/agritourism program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org