Join the Miramichi River Tourism Association on March 22, 2019 as we celebrate 2018’s accomplishments as well as prepare for the years to come! Participants will learn the significance behind “A Taste of Place” and how to create it, have the opportunity to join an experiential learning workshop, and enjoy a locally inspired luncheon!
This event is for anyone wanting to create memorable experiences for travellers in the Miramichi region. From tourism businesses such as: hotels, outfitters, restaurants, parks, tour operators, festival organizers; to non-profit organizations, community groups and government officials, all stakeholders are invited to get participate and get involved.
9:30 AM – Registration & Welcoming Remarks
10-10:45AM – Speaker TBD
11:00-11:45AM: Choose your workshop!
(1) A Toolbox for Social Media Success (Chelsey Buggie)
(2) Ready Fork It? – Introductory Guide to Food Tourism Development at the individual business level (Rebecca MacKenzie)
12-12:45PM: Your Taste of Place, a Locally Inspired luncheon with entertainment
1-1:45PM: Using Taste of Place to Enhance Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors (Presentation by Rebecca MacKenzie)
2-3PM: AGM (President, Executive Director Reports; Snowmobile promotion (Jeff MacTavish); Financial Statements; Nominations.
Choose Your Workshop!
The Toolbox for Social Media Success with Chels Buggie
UNB Law student, the creative force behind Discover Miramichi’s social media and explorer of 26 countries and counting! Chels has worked with over a dozen small businesses to refine their digital presence. In this workshop you’ll learn how to keep your social media efforts above bar and beyond expectations! Covering topics like user experience, Instagram, reviews, smart design, contests and copyright!
As an added bonus, Chels will be sharing her top tips for attracting millennial travellers!
Ready Fork It? – Introductory Guide to Food Tourism Development at the individual business level with Rebecca MacKenzie
At its core food tourism development is a community-based effort to attract locals and visitors alike to experience an area’s taste of place. Virtually any tourism experience can be enriched by food and drink. Developed properly, food tourism products and experiences tell the stories of the people and the landscape of an area. Rebecca will help you leverage food tourism in your operation!
Over the past two decades, Rebecca has developed tourism products and destinations for a broad range of government, educational, Not-For-Profit and corporate clients. She is currently the president of the Culinary Tourism Alliance.