Rural Tourism Development

This program helps communities prepare for tourism in rural areas by concentrating on area inventory, assessment, development and rural tourism marketing to promote the destination. Designed to help rural areas set goals and objectives, this program objectively addresses local concerns while putting them in perspective with the state as a whole. Rural destinations can also apply for tourism feasibility study grants and acquire guest service skills to improve their offerings to travelers.

For more information on the development of tourism in rural areas, contact 501.682.5240.