27 December 2011

One million visitors to Turks and Caicos?

Consider the Butler Tourism Area Life Cycle Model.

See my post.

Aided by a deep harbour on Grand Turk, one million visitors has a tremendous impact obn the island.

I mean, who will sell those t-shirts made in Malaysia, right?

Given the current economic conditions, one million folks is pretty impressive, but is is sustainable?

17 December 2011

Should be grading papers, but ...

Instead went hiking up at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Noble View property.

A bit cooler than two weeks ago, when we hiked in Chester, we even saw some flakes for a few moments.

The picture shows Big Pitcher Falls.

16 December 2011

Islands of the World Conference XII

Coming soon to BVI, is the Islands of the World Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.hlscc.edu.vg/islandsxii/

"Globalisation: Islands Adapting to Change"
29 May – 1 June, 2012
The Virgin Islands (BVI)

Sounds pretty nice, eh?

08 December 2011

U.S. International Travel for First Half 2011

From TI News:

The U.S. citizen outbound market totaled 28.2 million travelers for the first six months of 2011.
Overseas markets held a 47 percent share of all U.S. outbound international travel.
  • U.S. travel to Europe was 5.2 million visitors, with an 18 percent share;
  • Asia was 2.0 million, with a seven percent share;
  • Caribbean was 3.2 million, with an 11 percent share;
  • South America was 810,000, with a three percent share;
  • Central America was 1.1 million, with a four percent share;
  • Middle East was 665,000, with a two percent share;
  • Oceania was 249,000, with a one percent share; and
  • Africa was 175,000, with a one percent share.

04 December 2011

Lesser Known Waterfalls of Massachusetts

I shot this picture will hiking the H. Newman Marsh Memorial Trail in the Chester-Blandford State Forest yesterday. It is a great looking waterfall that is found east of the more famous Sanderson Falls along this trail. There are several "vista" along the loop trail found on the top of the 500 foot or so climb.

Check it out and visit the Commonwealth's page.

If you check this area out on Google Earth, over Huntington, to the east, you can see a jet airline heading toward the Northwest!

02 December 2011

NERR 2012 new venue

2012 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

Sunday, April 1 - Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New location for 2012: The Otesaga Resort and Conference Center, Cooperstown, NY

for information visit this site.