Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange

Networking Forum ~ Idea Exchange ~ Partnerships

Partners in Tourism

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Appalachian Regional Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Institute of Museum and Library Services
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
U.S. Department of Agriculture: U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Commerce: NTTO
U.S. Department of Commerce: NOAA
U.S. Department of Interior: NPS
U.S. Department of Interior: National Heritage Areas
U.S. Department of Interior: National Register of Hist Places
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of Interior: Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of Transportation: National Scenic Byways
Alliance of National Heritage Areas
American Alliance of Museums
Americans for the Arts
Cultural & Heritage Tourism Alliance
Federation of State Humanities Councils
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
National Geographic Society
National Trust for Historic Preservation: National Trust Tours
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Heritage Tourism
U.S. Travel Association
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CHT Exchange News

Priorities Identified for Partners, CHT Community

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A system for sharing information, domestic marketing, and development toolkit are the top activities for Partners in Tourism to address, accomplish before the 2016 CHT Exchange. During a final session at the CHT Exchange last month, participants also learned of priorities for states, tribal nations, rural areas, regions, and urban destinations. The facilitated discussion sessions on Thursday identified three important actions – usable research, … [Read More...]

Thanks for a great 2014 CHT Exchange

A special thank you to all who attended, volunteered and participated in the 2014 CHT Exchange this past Thursday and Friday (April 24-25) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) in Washington, DC. The bi-annual event provided an opportunity for representatives from all cultural heritage tourism sectors - both public and private - to discuss, deliberate and decide on priorities for advancement in the next two years. Highlights included a series … [Read More...]

American Express Foundation President to Participate in Friday Fundraising Panel

Mr. Timothy J. McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation and Vice President for Philanthropy, American Express Company, will join three other panelists – Michael Killoren, Director, Local Arts Agencies, and Challenge America Fast Track Program for National Endowment for the Arts; Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); and Jeff Hardwick, Senior Program Officer, … [Read More...]

National Park Service Veteran and Historic Preservation Leader Slated to Speak at CHT Exchange

Stephanie Toothman, PhD, will deliver the pre-luncheon address on Thursday, focusing on issues impacting the stewardship and sustainability of our country's cultural, historic and natural resources. As Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science for the National Park Service, Stephanie is responsible for historic preservation and cultural resource management programs in 401 national parks and partnership programs that … [Read More...]

Brand USA CEO Joins Prestigious Group of Presenters at CHT Exchange

Christopher L. Thompson, President & CEO, Brand USA will join Isabel Hill, Director of the National Travel & Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, to lead the discussion on International Marketing and Promotions as part of the Thursday morning updates on the National Travel & Tourism Strategy. Thompson and Hill will share accomplishments to date, then offer strategies for partnering with the organizations to increase … [Read More...]

Kenneth Hyatt Confirmed as CHT Exchange Thursday Morning Keynote


Thursday Morning Keynote: Kenneth E. Hyatt Acting Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Kenneth E. Hyatt serves as Acting Under Secretary for International Trade. In this capacity, he leads the International Trade Administration (ITA), which participates in the development of U.S. trade policy; identifies and resolves market access and compliance issues; promotes American … [Read More...]

Americans for the Arts’ Robert L. Lynch to Deliver Closing Keynote at the CHT Exchange


Friday Keynote: Robert L. Lynch Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts,  will deliver the closing Keynote Address to CHT Exchange attendees on Friday, April 25. A former member of the US Travel & Tourism Advisory Board, Lynch provided one of the most dynamic and memorable presentations at the 2012 Exchange. We are honored to have his participation again this year, and look forward to his remarks! About Robert L. … [Read More...]

Reserve Hotel Accommodations before March 24 for Special Rate

Special rates have been secured for CHT Exchange delegates at two area hotels. Reserve your accommodations at these hotels before March 24 to receive the discounted rate of $224 for the 2014 CHT Exchange! Go to the Trip Planning page for more information and links to hotel sites. … [Read More...]

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