Destination development is any activity that increases and improves the quality of a visitor’s destination. To make tourism a vibrant, healthy, and manageable component of the local economy, communities need to craft and implement tourism management strategies that are local, authentic, and desirable. From large to small and rural to resort, every community can benefit from destination development.
- Improves the visitor experience, leading to increased spending and tax revenues
- Diversifies and strengthens urban and suburban economies
- Enhances the recreation and support service infrastructure in emerging, rural tourism destinations
- Increases support services, capacity and visitor season for developed gateway communities.
The Utah Office of Tourism assists Utah’s communities with destination development through training, technical assistance, and marketing assistance.
Destination Development Contact Information:
Flint Timmins, Destination Development Specialist