Fairweather Consulting selected for Peekskill Heritage Tourism Strategy

From LoHud.com, the blog site for the Journal News:

The City of Peekskill has engaged the firm Fairweather Consulting to assist the City in developing a Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategic Plan. This initiative which was started in September 2010, should be complete by the 2nd Quarter of 2011.

Cultural Heritage Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines Cultural Heritage Tourism as traveling to experience the places, artifacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes cultural, historic, and natural resources.

The City of Peekskill is a place rich in the elements of a cultural & heritage tourist destination.

As part of the process in developing the Plan, Fairweather Consulting and their team will work with the Department of Planning & Development in seeking the contribution of thoughts, ideas, and experiences through public meetings, smaller group gatherings, one-on-one interviews and social networking websites. Some of Fairweather’s other responsibilities include an analysis of our existing and proposed tourism venues; research local and regional data to determine city’s targeted market; and the development of a theme that completely and persuasively captures the appeal of the City in a cultural heritage tourism experience.

For a daily update on activities, meeting announcements, and posted reports, go to http://peekskillstrategy.ning.com and register.