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Mission: The mission of the National Extension Tourism Design Team is to enhance sustainable tourism development nationally by providing relevant research, training, resources and networking opportunities in tourism and recreation marketing, management and development for Extension and tourism professionals.

Origin: The National Extension Tourism Design Team (NET) was originally created in 1994 as one of four national Extension focuses under the Communities in Economic Transition Initiative.

NET Design Team Members

Northeast Region:
Doug Arbogast, West Virginia University Extension Service
Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension
Geoffrey Sewake, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Southern Region:
Rick O’Connor, Florida Sea Grant
Stacy Tomas, Oklahoma State University

Western Region:
Co-chair: Miles Phillips, Oregon State University Extension Service/Oregon Sea Grant
Co-chair: Frank Burris, Oregon State University Extension Service/Oregon Sea Grant
Steven Burr, Utah State University Extension

North Central Region:
Cynthia Messer, University of Minnesota Tourism Center
Andy Northrop, Michigan State University Extension
Diane Van Wyngarden, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

International:
Suzanne Ainley, Ainley Group, Singhampton, ON, Canada
Nicole Vaugeois, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Partners:
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Mark Skidmore
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Stephan Goetz
Southern Regional Development Center, Steve Turner
Western Rural Development Center, Don Albrecht


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Call for Tourism Case Studies

Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism Call for Case Studies  Editors: Nicole Vaugeois, Miles Phillips, Doug Arbogast and Patrick Brouder Case studies are a valuable way to synthesize and share lessons learned to create new knowledge and enhanced applications in practice.  The National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team is inviting submissions of case studies … Continue reading Call for Tourism Case Studies

UNWTO Hosts First Meeting on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

With the support of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UNWTO has launched the initiative Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). The aim is to develop an international statistical framework for measuring tourism’s role in sustainable development, including economic, environmental and social dimensions. The framework aims to provide a common language and organizing structure … Continue reading UNWTO Hosts First Meeting on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

CRD Webinar Series | SRDC

Igniting the Spark for Community Development: Developing Community Readiness November 15th, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. CT/ 1:00 p.m. ET Often communities struggle with getting their citizenry involved in community betterment. In this session, we will explore the concept of community readiness, and discuss programs and methods that encourage public engagement. Source: CRD Webinar Series | … Continue reading CRD Webinar Series | SRDC

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