We have invited students, student clubs, campus organizations, outdoor recreation retail and food businesses, HDNR alumni, and the larger Colorado outdoor recreation community to attend Experience: Tourism Naturally. With this student-centric event, we are hoping to connect people and businesses who have a passion for outdoor recreation and the tourism industry, and to collaboratively celebrate nature-based recreation at CSU.
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The nature-based tourism programs at Colorado State University have a long-standing tradition of expertise, innovation, and industry grounded acumen. The advisory board that shepherds and enriches these programs has added two stalwart advocates of the outdoor recreation and tourism industry.
What one industry accounts for more than 10 percent of the global economy, one in 10 jobs worldwide, and generated $8.27 trillion in 2017? Tourism and Recreation.
Faculty and Staff in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) each offer their own unique perspectives, expertise, teaching styles, and charisma to departmental programs. We are delighted to welcome two new faculty members and a new staff member this fall.
A recent study conducted by researchers from The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University has been noted as one of the most influential papers measured by research metric firm, Altmetric. The paper currently has a score of 107 and was in the top .9% all-time(99th percentile), of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.
Conservation Leadership Through Learning student, Dani Gronhovd’s op-ed in the Daily Camera highlights Xcel’s commitment to fossil fuels and less funding for renewable resources, which is in direct conflict with Boulder’s renewable energy plan.
According to Mark Gasta, Associate Professor for the Master of Tourism Management program and former executive vice president of Vail Resorts, the shift in lift-pass structuring and pricing in the industry was more than a simple fight for market share. It was about rewarding loyalty and early decision making.
Alum, Ken Mitchell’s project balances development with environmentalism, two goals often thought of as opposing interests but that, as shown by this project can thrive as partners. Mitchell is still actively involved in the college as an advisory board member to Master of Tourism Management Program, offered by the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources.
The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources’s Tourism Naturally Conference is being hosted this year by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) in TAUERN SPA Zell am See – Kaprun, Austria – May 16-18, 2018.
The plenary track theme 2018 is “Nature based Tourism, Health & Well-being” and the venue is one of Austria’s most modern spa resorts, situated in the heart of Salzburg’s famous ski areas. During the conference, experts will give insight into sustainable management, product development, and new trends in nature based tourism – but with a special focus on landscape, culture, and health issues.
HDNR Tourism Program Director Sam Martin recently gave the closing keynote on sustainable tourism development at the European Mountain Tourism Conference, in Andorra, alongside other notable keynotes such as UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili and Andorran Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Antoni Martí.