he University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa are pleased to announce that the 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference will be held at the Gulf Power Building in Pensacola, Florida February 18-19, 2016.
The conference will be an exciting blend of informational sessions and hands on activities. The 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference will provide important information for new business startups as well as long established companies in Agritourism and Ecotourism.
Topics in the educational program include:
- Economic Impacts of Ecotourism and Agritourism in the Area.
- Enhacing Rural Tourism in MS/LA with Collaboration and Regional Planning
- Southern Style Hospitality
- Small Farms Communications
- Experimental Station for Tourism – Long Acres Ranch
- Captitalizing on sustainable tourism for economic and community benefits
Who should come to the 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business and Development Conference? Any agriculture (U-pick operations, fresh produce markets, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, etc.) or ecological (paddling, camping, fishing, etc.) tourism business owner or those considering similar business startups.
For more information on the 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference, contact Chris Verlinde (850) 623-3868 or Carrie Stevenson (850) 475-5230
Courtyard by Marriott, Pensacola Downtown – 700 East Chase Street
Make you reservation at the group rate of $133 per night. Call (850)439-3330 for reservations. The cutoff date for reservations is????????. For more information visit www.courtyardpensacoladowntown.com.