Like many destination towns, Blowing Rock encounters challenges regarding sustainable tourism development. The Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority seeks to turn challenges into opportunities with a proactive Tourism Management Plan.

What are the best ways for the community to preserve the things that make it special, while being open to growth? What should that growth look like?

You are invited to a public presentation & forum with Roger Brooks of Destination Development Association: Assessment Findings & Suggestions Workshop on Thursday, July 1, 8:30 am- 11:00 am at the Blowing Rock American Legion.

Brooks has worked with over 2000 communities across the globe to help them improve the lives of their residents and the experiences of their visitors by finding sustainable solutions.

He recently visited to secret shop the town, and he will present his observations at this event.

The initial suggestions he will make are based on successes in comparable communities.

He will be available for questions after the workshop.

You can learn more by calling 828-295-4636.