1. A Formula for Economic Development in Niagara: A + B = C

    The Niagara Research and Planning Council was a partner in gathering the evidence behind the policy brief “Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back?”, released on September 26, 2012 by the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University.  It highlights that the consequences of poverty cost Niagara $1.38 billion/year, including...
  2. Niagara-wide Community Constructing Niagara Knowledge Exchange

    Collaboration and knowledge-sharing lead to innovation.  Evidence-informed planning leads to improved outcomes.  That is why the Niagara-wide community is building the Niagara Knowledge Exchange (NKE).  It’s a tool to help people gather in a vibrant social space, enabled by a digital platform and a team of Knowledge Brokers who help...

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Second Global Report on Gastronomy Tourism
As global tourism is on the rise and competition between destinations increases, unique local and regional intangible cultural heritage has increasingly become the discerning factor for the attraction and amusement of tourists. Gastronomy tourism has emerged as particularly important in this regard, not only because food and drink is central to any tourist experience, but also because the concept of gastronomy tourism has evolved to encompass cultural practices and include in its discourse the ethical and sustainable values of the territory, the landscape, the sea, local history, values and culture heritage. This report describes the progress of UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Initiatives and then uses case studies to explore gastronomy tourism product development and experience, challenges, communication and branding, best practices, and training and skill development. Published By: World Tourism Organization Publication Date: 2017 read more ❯

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