Tourism Resilience and Community Sustainability: Adaptation and Recovery of Rural Businesses and Destinations

This multi-state Hatch research project will examine resilience and recovery through the lens of rural tourism in the Northeast region. Planned objectives include conducting collaborative assessments of rural tourism at the multi-state level; investigating the resilience, adaptability, and recoverability of different components of the rural tourism system; and identifying strategies that tourism businesses and destinations are using to cope with the pandemic.

Funding Agency: Hatch Multistate Research Fund

Principal Investigator: Doug Arbogast

Lead Institution: West Virginia University

Accompanying Institution(s): Penn State

Start Date: October, 2022   End Date: September, 2027

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