Tourism

Potential Economic Impact of Manayunk Bike Race

March 20, 2024 / Comments Off on Potential Economic Impact of Manayunk Bike Race

In an effort to revive the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, also known as the Manayunk Bike Race, ESI was contracted to conduct a study on the potential economic that a 2025 race would have on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. This event was last held in 2016, so ESI used those attendance and participation figures, and adjusted […]

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The Economic, Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the Trans Canada Trail

October 5, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic, Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is a vast network of recreational trails that spans 28,000 kilometers across Canada. ESI’s assessment of the Trans Canada Trail outlines the economic and environmental benefits of the network and emphasizes its impact on the local surrounding communities who have much to gain from use of the trails. Overall, the network […]

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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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Travel and Tourism Five-Year Strategic Plan

June 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Travel and Tourism Five-Year Strategic Plan

ESI and strategic partner Parter International, Inc. developed a five-year strategic plan for Douglas County Travel and Tourism that supports the tourism agency’s mission to promote awareness of the visitor attractions in the Atlanta, GA metro county. The plan includes achievable recommendations and funding sources that will ultimately enhance economic impact in the county. As […]

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Understanding the Economic Impact of Film-Induced Tourism

June 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Understanding the Economic Impact of Film-Induced Tourism

ESI has worked with local and state governments across the US on economic development strategies that draw new spending and people into their communities, thus increasing spending and dollars circulating in the economy.  One such opportunity for this is at the intersection of film production and tourism, or what we call film-induced tourism, with travelers […]

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10 for 10: Transportation and Infrastructure

February 3, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 for 10: Transportation and Infrastructure

This year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re going to highlight ten big projects from each practice area on a regular basis, and we’re starting strong with transportation and infrastructure. Community and events may connect people emotionally, but infrastructure connects us physically. It shapes how and when we travel, how long it takes, and how […]

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