Tourism celebrated at Vermont statehouse


THIS IS THE FIRST
TIME THERE’S
BEEN A TOURISM
DAY AT THE
STATEHOUSE –
AND FOLKS I SPOKE TO SAY
THEY’RE HOPING
FOR MORE
MONEY TO GET
THE WORD OUT
ABOUT ALL THIS STATE HAS TO
OFFER. 3 SEC
NAT: KID, “I LIKE
SNOWBOARDING. ” FOUR-YEAR-OLD
MORRISON
SOMERS IS
SHREDDING UP
VERMONT’S
STATEHOUSE LAWN ON
SOMETHING
CALLED A RIGLET
COURSE. 10 SEC
SOT: ADAM
WHITE, SKI
VERMONT, “THE
PURPOSE OF THE
RIGLET PROGRAM HERE
IS TO GET KIDS
INVOLVED IN
SNOWBOARDING,
WHICH IS HUGE
BECAUSE THAT HELPS GROW
THE SPORT – BUT
ALSO TO SUSTAIN
IT FOR THE
FUTURE.”
THE SNOWBOARDING
DISPLAY IS PART
OF TOURISM DAY
AT THE CAPITAL. TOURISM,
SECOND TO
MANUFACTURING,
IS THE STATE’S
LEADING
INDUSTRY – BUT SOME
LAWMAKERS
WORRY THE
STATE SPENDS
ONLY 3- MILLION
DOLLARS IN MARKETING
TOURISM. 16 SEC
SOT: REP. HEIDI
SCHEUERMANN ,
STOWE, ” WE’RE
ACTUALLY
LOOKING FOR A DEDICATED
FUND. WE WANT
TO REVENUES
GENERATED
FROM A ROOMS
AND MEALS AND ALCOHOL TAX, IN
VERMONT, WE
WANT TWO
PERCENT OF
THAT TO GO INTO
A DEDICATED FUND FOR
TOURISM
MARKETING. AND
WE BELIEVE
VERY STRONGLY
THAT IT WILL GROW FROM
THERE.”
HELPING BRING
MORE VISITORS –
AND MAYBE
MORE FUTURE RESIDENTS – TO
JOIN THE STATE’S
SMALLEST
SNOWBOARDERS
.
4 SEC SOT: MORRISON
SOMERS, 4
YEARS OLD, “I
LIKE
SNOWBOARDING
BECAUSE I CAN DO A 360!” ABOUT 10
PERCENT OF
VERMONT
WORKERS ARE
THE TOURISM
INDUSTRY, AND, GOVERNOR
PHIL SCOTT HAS
SPOKEN
SEVERAL TIMES
ABOUT LOOKING
TO TRAVEL EXPERIENCES TO
ENCOURAGE
VISITORS TO
MOVE TO
VERMONT. LIVE IN
MONTPELIER,
RENEE
WUNDERLICH,
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IT MAY STILL BE A
LITTLE EARLY

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