States, territories and tribal governments are innovating to make travel, tourism and outdoor recreation more accessible and equitable. With increasing awareness of the well-documented health and wellness benefits of travel and outdoor activity, all people deserve the opportunity to enjoy the nation’s countless tourism destinations.
Demand is growing, and Governors are taking action – championing policies to ensure their unique parks, museums, attractions and historic sites are accessible and welcoming for all. It’s a win-win – delivering financial benefits to multiple sectors of the economy and providing health benefits to travelers.
The NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network and Economic Policy teams are working with state, local, territory, and tribal recreation and economic development networks and the Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) to study the effectiveness of U.S. Economic Development Administration Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (TTOR) grants.
In a series of NGA webinars, state and other officials are sharing best practices and highlighting innovative and replicable projects. Following webinars on economic resiliency and workforce…