Tourism First Impressions

West Virginia - 200

Source: West Virginia University Extension

Contact: Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Service’s Rural Tourism Specialist


Phone: 304-293-8686

The program has revealed tourism opportunities to destination leadership some of which include: signage, website improvements, hospitality training, lack of community information, trail system improvements, unsightly billboards, need for additional food and beverage options, additional lodging, and lack of recycling opportunities. Post program evaluations revealed that the program provided useful information about strengths and weaknesses including an opportunity to double check performance levels.

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