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Red River Gorge Destination Resort Concept Raises Questions

A proposed destination resort in the Red River Gorge area was met with questions and concerns from area residents and business owners.

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Tourism Rises in West Virginia

The Mountain State’s tourism industry grew by 6.5 percent in 2018, outpacing the national growth rate by 58 percent.

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Community discussion to focus on ecotourism in Southwest Virginia

CONTACTS: Tyler Hughes New Economy Program Manager, Appalachian Voices 276-207-8686, tyler@appvoices.org The New Economy Network of Southwest Virginia and Appalachian Voices are hosting a community discussion on ecotourism in Pennington Gap on Tuesday, August 27. The meeting is free and

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Traveling The Crooked Road

Adult Life Expectancy change from 1997-2007 showing a half year to a full year decrease in life expectancy for adults living in areas with mountaintop removal mining

Along its 330-mile route, The Crooked Road in Southwest Virginia connects visitors with the sounds of America’s roots music and demonstrates how a region can leverage its cultural assets to develop a new economy.

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Kentucky Tourism Experiences Strongest Growth in 10 Years

In 2015, travel and tourism contributed $13.7 billion to Kentucky’s economy, the greatest impact in ten years.

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Federal agency considers restricting surface mining in Tennessee

Ridgeline corridors across a 67,000-acre area of Tennessee could be protected from surface mining. The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is considering granting the state’s request for a ban. Submit your comment in support of the Cumberland Mountains before Jan. 25!

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Pedal in the Mountains

Bicycle tourism is gaining in popularity, and initiatives across the Appalachian region are making it easier for people to explore the area by bike.

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Three Corners of the Cumberland Trail Gap Project

A tri-state effort aims to boost tourism in the Cumberland Gap region.

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Blazing Trails in Mars Hill

A North Carolina mountain-bike park intends to draw bikers from around the country all year long.

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Walking the Walk of Preservation

History provides a sense of place. Increasingly, communities are building their own place in history, and finding that preserving the past and marketing it to visitors can also provide a boost in the present.

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