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    Author(s): Gail A. Vander Stoep
    Date: 1998
    Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 186-192.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Cultural and heritage tourism have gained increasing attention as a type of tourism in recent years. Through a telephone survey of Midwest residents (six states and one Canadian province), respondents were asked about their image of Michigan as a destination for heritage and cultural tourism experiences, about their visits to museums, halls of fame, historic and other heritage sites. Michigan, traditionally a natural resource tourism destination and maintaining a strong image as such, receives far fewer visits to heritage and cultural sites than do other states or regions. If Michigan chooses to expand its potential as a heritage/cultural tourism destination, it must engage in a variety of development, promotional, and collaborative efforts.

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    Vander Stoep, Gail A. 1998. Perceptions and status of Michigan as a heritage tourism state: results of an eleven-month telephone survey. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 186-192.

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