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Thursday, April 4 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
(CASE STUDY) Building Cross-Border Partnerships: Lessons from the Lake Champlain Tasting Trail

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Strong partnerships across international and interstate borders are critical for attracting tourists willing to travel long distances for unique and memorable destinations – and they encourage visitation from nearby states and Canada. The first international culinary trail, the Lake Champlain Tasting Trail, is an emerging partnership linking farm, food, and drink experiences around the Lake Champlain Basin. Collaborators from Quebec and the Adirondacks will share their experiences developing this partnership, including challenges around branding, marketing, funding, and border crossing issues. Learn how you can benefit from this new initiative and how to develop these types of collaborations in other parts of Vermont.

Target Audience: Tourism professionals and businesses with an interest in culinary experiences and developing trails


Lisa Chase

University of Vermont
Lisa Chase is the Director of the Vermont Tourism Research Center and a Natural Resources Specialist with University of Vermont Extension. She has worked with tourism and recreation enterprises in Vermont for the past 16 years. Prior to working in Vermont, Lisa conducted research... Read More →

David Gillespie

Canadian/American Exchange
David Gillespie is a farmer on Allumette Island in the Pontiac region of Quebec. He is also Chair of the Canadian/American Exchange (CANAMEX), an initiative with the goal of promoting sustainable agriculture, the first phase being agritourism. Dave has been involved in agriculture... Read More →

Hilary DelRoss

Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing
As the cultural heritage and outdoor recreation specialist at VDTM, Hilary works with organizations to develop and promote their cultural, historic, artistic, recreational and agricultural tourism experiences while providing technical assistance to partners navigating marketing tools... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Emerald Ballroom 1

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