PRLog - March 18, 2008 - PHOENIX -- Phoenix– Connie Cornelius, Sales Manager of Open Road Tours, was a presenter at the 2008 American Indian Country Tourism Conference in Indio, CA. The conference focused on maximizing tourism promotion to Indian country while preserving the native culture and history of these areas.
This three-day conference specialized in offering professional training in marketing, advertising, tourism and cultural and historic preservation. Cornelius spoke about the importance of training tour guides and their impact on increasing visitor satisfaction. Other conference presenters for the conference included: Mark Brown of the US Department of Commerce Office of Travel & Tourism Industries; Deana Jackson of the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort; Dottie Maitland of Maitland & Associates, Inc.; Mary Jane Ferguson of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Chris Howell of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
Open Road Tours, a division of Creative Travel Management LLC, supports tribal tourism by offering tours to tribal destinations throughout the southeast. These tours regularly utilize the services of American Indian guides, thereby supporting the tribe’s tourism economy and providing visitors with authentic travel experiences.
For additional information on Open Road Tours, their involvement in the 2008 American Indian Country Tourism Conference and their with tribal tourism, contact Donnita Parker
(602) 997-6474 or (800) 766-7117.
About Open Road Tours:
Open Road Tours is a full service tour operator and destination management company based in Phoenix, Arizona specializing in sightseeing and adventure travel throughout the Southwestern United States. Trips range from half-day highlight tours to seven-day adventure travel.
Open Road Tours/Creative Travel Management
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OPEN ROAD TOURS is a full service tour operator specializing in sightseeing and adventure travel throughout the Southwestern United States. Trips range from half-day highlight tours to seven-day adventures featuring river rafting, hiking, jeep tours and horseback rides. In addition to group tours, we provide daily shuttle service as well as a full array of convention services.