To dialogue with interested community participants on knowledge and research related to tourism.
This project arose from the Harris Centres first Regional Workshop, held with the Kittiwake Economic Development Corporation in New-Wes-Valley in December 2005. At that workshop, it was suggested that the region work with Memorial to collect research related to the region's tourism industry.
Roles for Memorial University:
A session was organized for the local tourism industry, featuring Memorial faculty members from linguistics, geography and folklore, as well as Craig Foley of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, representing C-CORE and its iceberg tracker software. Through the discussion, the tourism operators in attendance were provided with new information which could be used to attract more visitors, retain them for longer periods, and possibly contribute to growth in their businesses.