NPS to host meeting on tourism

It’s a fact of life in a gateway community — visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks pump millions of dollars annually into Three Rivers. At a special town meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 24, National Park Service officials will highlight details of a recent visitor study and reveal ways for local business owners to earn more of those tourist dollars.  

The meeting will be held at the Three Rivers Memorial Building from 7 to 8 p.m.

Who are the park visitors? Where do they come from, and how do they spend their time? Where do they dine and stay? What do they buy? 

Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, will lead a discussion to look inside the numbers for insights as to how the parks and its partners can do a better job in meeting the needs of these visitors.

Everyone is invited to attend. There will be ample time for questions. 

For more information, call 565-3131 or email dana_dierkes@nps.gov.

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