|Don’t miss the 2011 Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop|
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Karen Kollars at 800-228-4307, 308-249-3220, or
Save the Date: Feb. 1-2
LINCOLN, NEB. (Oct. 27, 2010) —The excitement and enthusiasm generated at the recent Nebraska Travel & Tourism Conference provided travel industry professionals with a spark to develop new ideas.
Whether you came away with innovative marketing tips, the tools to start a new Facebook page, first-rate signage plans or simply a handful of new connections, the conference provided valuable take home inspiration.
Looking ahead, another great opportunity for learning, insight and networking is right around the corner. The 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop will be Feb. 1-2 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney.
One of the highlights of the workshop will be keynote speaker Stan Meador, who is the general manager of the recreational division for his family’s five-generation ranch near Eldorado, Texas.
Meador founded an enterprise that started with two houses and grew it to a business consisting of regular customers, recurring special events, seven cabins, a lodge, RV and tent campground, special event areas and other infrastructure, including additional land acreage. The business has accomplished this and is debt free in 12 years.
Under his direction, the X Bar Ranch has been recognized statewide and nationally as a successful example of a diversified ranch operation and has received substantial editorial coverage on the ranch’s nature tourism program for being a leader in the field.
Meador will also offer a breakout session on marketing and facilitate a new session called “What Flew and What Flopped” that will allow participants to share insights from successful, and unsuccessful, programs.
For more information on the 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop, keep an eye on www.VisitNebraska.gov/industry and on the industry Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaTourismIndustry. Details and registration information will be posted as they become available. For more information on Nebraska Tourism, visit www.VisitNebraska.gov.