Monday, July 29, 2013

Agritourism in Massachusetts

Recently, I read a newspaper article in the Herald News in Massachusetts written by Linda Murphy. In the article Linda talks about the demand from consumers for more farm related tours. The article shares that 20 years ago when the "know where your food comes from" movement started that people's curiosity of farms peaked. Since that time, farms have opened their doors to tourists and have realized that tourists can improve their bottom line. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has an agritourism map of the state to help guide  tourists to destinations.
Click here to read the entire article.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Destination Marketing With A Purpose--FREE Webinar July 30th

Join Solimar International for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, July 30th from 10-11 A.M. CST.  Register  by clicking here.
This workshop will  explore new models for destination marketing.
Learn how to:
  • prioritize and align your online and offline marketing activities
  • maximize social media resources
  • track the effectiveness of your campaigns
  • and work collaboratively with the tourism trade to grow awareness and drive sales.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Global Tourism Workshop

August 13, 2013

10 am to 2 pm

Cost: $25 includes lunch.

Lower Mississippi River Museum
910 Washington Street
Vicksburg, MS

Pay at the door, but reserve your place by calling

This workshop will explore ways to take your community's customer relations skills to a higher level by learning to attract and entertain international visitors. Southern hospitality with just the right twist can make guests from far and near feel comfortable. Whether your customers are tour groups, families on holiday, retirees, or business persons considering relocation, the time is right to be ready for global tourism. 

Presented by: Miss-Lou Rural Tourism Association and Beacon Consultants along with participating partners: MSU-Stennis Institute, LSU AgCenter, MSU-ES, Vicksburg Main Street and Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Farmers Markets

Last weekend I was in Memphis, TN and of course I had to go to the Farmers Market. I found lots of fruits, vegetables, flowers and meats to purchase. What I loved about the market was the beautiful displays. All the vendors did a great job showcasing their products.  To learn more about farmers markets, read the Farmers Market Guide.