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Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the distinctive character of a place—its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture, and the well-being of its residents.

The Olympic Culinary Loop joins regional hospitality owners, operators and stewards in agreeing that intentional, collaborative efforts need to be made in order to preserve the beauty and magic found all around the Olympic Peninsula.

Influenced by resources from the nonprofit Destination Stewardship Center

and fueled by education and insights gained at the recent Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit, the January 2019 Olympic Culinary Loop board of directors voted unanimously to adopt and encourage all members to consider the approved Geotourism Code of Good Practices

Olympic Culinary Loop members have as much personality behind their labels as they put into every one of their delicious products, says Steve Shively, Marketing and Membership Director for the Olympic Culinary Loop. "They choose to bring their talents to the Olympic Peninsula because of its exceptional natural beauty and resources. To maintain this place is a smart and sustainable business for all", states Shively. We hope that the OCL (Olympic Culinary Loop) endorsement of 'Geotourism (Code of) Good Practices' will help both members and visitors better understand the sustainability extra efforts everyone needs to make today in order to ensure an enjoyable tomorrow" 

Shively noted that on April 16, 2019 in Ocean Shores, Washington the Olympic Culinary Loop will host an informative "Lunch & Learn" business luncheon on the various Eco Hospitality Opportunities. Event details can be found at www.OlympicCulinaryLoop.com

 

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Lunch & Learn, October 31 - Port Angeles Red Lion

Sometimes, does it ever seem:

  • that there are not enough hours in the day?
  • the pantry is bare and seasonal staff are scarce?
  • there are just a few too many visitors!  

So, what’s next?

Join us at our next Olympic Culinary Loop "Lunch & Learn"

Our focus, “Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Wednesday October 31, 12:30 - 2:00PM

Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles

As we take an up close and personal deep-dive into the path of charting - and managing - a sustainable Culinary / Argitourism future for the Olympic Peninsula.

Our guide for this thoughtful discussion is Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center, www.DestinationCenter.org

He is a Fellow National of the Geographic Society. Founder, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations and originator of the geotourism approach: www.geotourism.org 

Tourtellot 3-3-18

Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit 

Register today!

  • $25 for Olympic Culinary Loop Members & their guests
  • $30 for future Olympic Culinary Loop Members
    (New OCL members joining during October are our guests to Lunch & Learn!)

Full Tourism Summit's Early Bird prices end October 17.

Our luncheon will serve up:

Afterwards, set-out for set out for some fun with your new friends on a Halloween Happy Hour (With Adult Beverage Version!) in Downtown Port Angeles.

4:30-6PM we'll visit some neighborhood bars, cast our ballots on best Halloween spirit and have a good time.