GEOG 177 (1), GEOG 379/592 (3) Geotourism in the Grand Traverse Region
Instructor: Kelly Victor-Burke
May 17–23, 2014
Registration Packet [PDF] | Registration Deadline: April 7, 2014
This field course in geotourism focuses on the Grand Traverse region. Geotourism is tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture and the well-being of its residents. It includes the widest possible market that is compatible with sustaining a destination's distinctive qualities: the entire travel and tourism industry, governments, convention and visitors bureaus, the hospitality industry, destinations, attractions, parks, community activists and tourists. This field course uses the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Travel Michigan and the "Pure Michigan" campaign to examine geotourism in the Grand Traverse region. Daily field trips include visiting area attractions (historic, natural and culinary), meeting and interacting with area convention and visitors bureaus; tourism, hospitality and culinary professionals. Discover "Pure Michigan" in the Grand Traverse Region.
Our premiere lodging accommodations are chosen for proximity to key sites on the itinerary and are close to restaurants and shopping. Rooms are based on double occupancies with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time you register along with your registration documents.
Program Fee: $750 (2013) plus tuition and fees. If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid.
This trip begins in Petoskey and ends in Traverse City, Mich. Students are responsible for their own transportation to Petoskey and from Traverse City.
If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or email@example.com.