This digest presents the findings of Phase I of NCHRP Project 2-17(6), "Tourism Travel Contributions to Economic Development". This two-phase project is designed to examine and refine the institutional practices of the agencies that are counterparts in the transportation-tourism interface: state transportation agencies (DOTs) and state tourism offices (STOs). Phase I involved a series of data collection and analysis tasks structured to produce an overview of the current state of knowledge and practice in the transportation-tourism interface. The Phase I findings, along with brief discussions, are grouped according to the following three topics: (1) overall policy and institutional coordination; (2) consideration of tourism in statewide planning and programming; and (3) traveler information services. The issues identified in the research so far touch all aspects of the DOT planning process: policies, processes, procedures, and programs. Each state has its unique DOT and STO organizational structure and objectives for tourism to enhance local resources; however, as in any interagency coordination effort, common factors must be addressed.

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  • Publication Date: 1996-3


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  • Accession Number: 00721409
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  • Created Date: May 9 1996 12:00AM