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Destination Stewardship Newsletter: Dec. 2022

Mark Eller - December 8, 2022

Leave No Trace for Winter Activities

If winter recreation is part of your destination’s offerings we hope you’ll make use of the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace adapted for cold climates. Also, check out Visit New Hampshire’s amazing winter messaging.

Sustainable Travel News

  • Hotel News last week called out sustainability-focused messaging including Leave No Trace as an industry trend, citing a report from EuroNews Travel that’s available for free downloads.
  • Updated resources prove to be key for hikers with disabilities seeking access to Oregon trails.
  • Leave No Trace-themed messages featured by the Colorado Tourism Office earned a return of $890 for every dollar spent, ranking the campaign among the top 10% of tourism efforts across the county.

Partner Updates

  • The Leave No Trace partnership program has new options, and new DMO partners — we’re excited to welcome Cadillac Area Visitor BureauLovin’ Lake County, and Visit Keewenaw.
  • AIANTA and Leave No Trace unveiled a new responsible recreation and visitation tool for native communities and native nations at the 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference.
  • Sonoma County Tourism launched a new e-learning course aimed at reaching visitors with Leave No Trace education.
  • Visit NC conducted a three-stop tour across North Carolina featuring Leave No Trace workshops that engaged local DMOs and other stewardship partners.
  • Pennsylvania Wilds launched their Leave No Trace partnership with the release of regionally tailored 7 Principles.


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