tourism industry

Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

As 2023 winds down, we’re looking back on some of our most popular Present Value posts. From local and national topics to past projects and thought leadership, these articles showcase the breadth and depth of what ESI has to offer. Scroll down to see if your favorites are here, and catch up on anything you […]

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Understanding the Historic and Future Impact of the Delaware Canal

July 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Understanding the Historic and Future Impact of the Delaware Canal

In a post pandemic world, lifestyle changes are evidently clear. One of the most notable is a renewed appreciation for our natural resources. This attention has helped to spark interest in assets like the Delaware Canal. The Canal is a national historic landmark, as well as a national trail, a state park, the first greenway […]

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The Economic Impacts of Sports Events in Centre County

September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on The Economic Impacts of Sports Events in Centre County

Centre County, Pennsylvania is home to Happy Valley and the main campus of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). A key driver of tourism activity in the area are visitors attracted by the variety of sports events and activities that occur on the Penn State campus and at sites throughout the county over the course […]

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Tourism Strategic Planning: The Tried and True

June 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Tourism Strategic Planning: The Tried and True

Today’s post represents the third in our three-part series on tourism recovery. Having covered in our previous posts the need for Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) to assess their current situation and rethink their destination and audience, we take a step back to discuss the core tenants and thought process of tourism strategic planning that remain […]

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Travel and Tourism Industry: Rethinking your Destination and Understanding your Future Visitors

June 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Travel and Tourism Industry: Rethinking your Destination and Understanding your Future Visitors

In today’s post, the second in our three-part series on tourism recovery, we discuss the ways in which Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) will have to think differently about their experience, value proposition and audience as the industry begins to rebuild from the COVID crisis. There is an old truism in sailing that “we cannot direct […]

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