FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2012
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
Mr. Tai Freligh, N.H. Division of Travel & Tourism Development
Cultural Resources, Travel and Tourism to “Barnstorm” N.H.
The N.H. Department of Cultural Resources is teaming up with the Division of Travel and Tourism for a “Barnstorming Tour” of the state in October and November.
The Tour will introduce New Hampshire’s cultural organizations and businesses to several ways they can promote what they do, including using Travel and Tourism’s new “Live Free and …” campaign, taking advantage of Travel and Tourism’s free and low-cost marketing tools, working with the New Hampshire Travel Council, attending the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, using information from the recent Arts & Economic Prosperity Report to tell their story to their communities, and connecting with the N.H. State Council on the Arts as it develops its new strategic plan.
Events will take place at several locations throughout the state:
October 30: The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 10 – 11:30 a.m. and The Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main St., Nashua, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
November 1: The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St., West Lebanon, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
November 13: Littleton Opera House, 2 Union St., Littleton, 10 – 11 :30 a.m. and Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 36 East Endicott St., Laconia (the Weirs), 2 – 3:30 p.m.
November 15: Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, noon – 1:30 p.m.
“Cultural and heritage tourism is a vital part of New Hampshire’s economy, and there are many resources available to help promote and strengthen the businesses, organizations and individuals working in this sector,” said Van McLeod, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources. “We’re excited to carry on the ‘barnstorming’ tradition while bringing this information to creative community throughout New Hampshire.”
“Travelers who are interested in cultural and heritage tourism tend to stay longer and spend more money at a destination,” said Lori Harnois, director of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development. “This ‘Barnstorming Tour’ will give our creative community some additional tools and resources to tap into this market.”
There is no cost to attend any of the sessions. For up to date information, visit http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/barnstorming_tour.htm.