Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Tourism and Community Development Downeast
Coastal Conversations show: October 26, 2018
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
Tourism has been an important part of Maine’s coastal economy for generations. But what’s the relationship between tourism and quality of life at the local level? In some places, like Acadia National Park, overcrowding has become a challenge for both residents and visitors. In other places, locals and businesses are working together to improve community vitality. In many cases, what’s good for tourism can also be good for the community.
This is Natalie Springuel, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we’ll explore the role of tourism and community development. We’ll talk with local tourism experts from Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism and Schoodic Institute, to understand the status of tourism in this region. And we’ll learn about innovative efforts like Heart of Ellsworth and others, that are connecting tourism development and quality of life.
As always, your insights, experience, and questions are welcome as part of the conversation. So please join us on Friday October 26, 10-11 AM, when this month’s Coastal Conversations is about the role of tourism in community development. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.
Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.
Crystal Hitchings, Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism and Washington County Council of Governments
Alvion Kimball, Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism and former inn owner
Cara Romano, Heart of Ellsworth
Megan Moshier, Schoodic Institute