Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Paradox of Local Preservation


What the travel industry calls heritage, or diversity, tourism is one of the most rapidly expanding and maturing segments of the domestic vacation ... "It's a huge, huge growth area in tourism," said Keith Bellows, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
The state of North Carolina has established a program to promote heritage tourism:
"The goal of the Heritage Tourism Program is to work in cooperation with strategic partners to develop and support sustainable efforts that strive to protect, preserve and promote the state’s natural, historic and cultural resources ... "
Guilford County responds by eliminating its only preservation planner position.

Thank you, Julie Curry, for all your excellent work.

Update: Hoggard thinks there may be some pushback coming to get Julie's job reinstated. I'm willing to push, too.

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