Back to Events
MSU Extension Programs in Tourism Developement
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
203 E Bessey Hall
Visiting International Professional Program
Event Details:

MSU Extension's tourism team works statewide addressing community needs and interests in leveraging assets and resources for tourism development. In this seminar,  Andy Northrop will discuss the Tourism Development Programs and how they have helped rural and urban communities identify assets, leverage first-time visitors perspectives to strengthen communities, and spawned regional collaborations. He will also discuss forms of agritourism, nature-based tourism, and cultural tourism and the importance of those types of tourism in MI and globally too. Attendees will have an opportunity to share tourism examples in their countries as well.

Andy Northrop serves as a statewide Educator for Michigan State University Extension.  Andy's centers his expertise on creating communities where people want to live, work, and play via leadership, tourism, and sustainability. Andy has focused on international development and education for more than ten years.  He has worked in New Zealand, South Korea, St. Eustatius, Thailand, and conducted research in Costa Rica and Guatemala.  Andy holds a MA in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute, and a Michigan State University alum with Bachelor studies in Psychology. Andy has certifications in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Oregon and Citizen Planner and Facilitation Leadership from Michigan State University Extension.