AdventGXtra Oct. ’05
AdventGXtra is the monthly newsletter for the AdventGX team. Each month, look here for the latest information about new AdventGX projects and initiatives and learn about our newest AdventGX team members.
|:: AdventGX News
| :. Leading China Tourism Expert Tiger Wood Visits Texas A&M and AdventGX
| :. Skadberg to Present at U.S. – China Conference
| :. AGX Wins Contract to Produce Big Bend Texas Mountain Travel Guide
| :. AGX Joins Forces with IPS Group to Expand Service Offerings
| :. Quintana to Present at TTIA Travel Summit
| :. Van Horn Delegates Plan Leadership Seminar, Meet Rudy Ruettiger
|Leading China Tourism Expert Tiger Wood Visits Texas A&M and AdventGX
|Tiger Wood of the Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research at Peking University visited Texas A&M University and AdventGX October 6-8 to discuss areas for future collaboration. Wood is considered among China’s foremost experts on nature tourism and during his visit AdventGX’s Andrew Skadberg and Wood outlined a number of potential areas for collaboration in China. To kick off the partnership relationship, Skadberg invited Wood to lead the China side of the roundtable discussion “Wetland Conservation, Nature-Based Tourism, and Rural Economic Development” during the U.S. – China Conference in November at China’s Peking University.
|Skadberg to Present at U.S. – China Conference
|Dr. Andrew Skadberg, AdventGX chief knowledge officer, is participating in the U.S. – China Conference as a panel member for the roundtable session “Wetland Conservation, Nature-Based Tourism, and Rural Economic Development.” The research roundtable session will discuss opportunities and challenges facing both China and the United States related to wetlands protection/restoration, natural resource conservation, rural economic development, and sustainable strategies for tourism development. Dr. Skadberg will be joined on the panel by Gan Jianbang, of Texas A&M University, Wu Bihu, of Peking University and Yongxia Skadberg of Texas A&M University. The U.S. – China Conference is scheduled for November 14-17 in Beijing, China and will include addresses by President George W. Bush an California Governor Arnold Schwartznegger. To learn more about the conference visit http://china-us.tamu.edu/index.php.
|AGX Wins Contract to Produce Big Bend Texas Mountain Travel Guide
|Following a presentation to the Big Bend Texas Mountain Travel Association, AdventGX team members secured the contract to produce the region’s travel guide both in print and online. Jose Quintana, Joan Tatge and Lindsey Hafner traveled to Alpine, Texas to discuss the AdventGX Strategy Deployment process and explain the proposed approach to development of the 2007/2008 Big Bend Texas Mountain Travel Guide. The project will involve development of the printed guide, the accompanying web presence and sales of advertising for both. The kick-off ASD workshop to start the project is slated for late November.
|AGX Joins Forces with IPS Group to Expand Service Offerings
|On September 27th, AdventGX signed a Memorandum of Agreement with IPS Group of College Station, expanding service offerings for both partners and opening up new opportunities to bring tourism development strategies to the forefront of municipal planning strategies. Through the agreement, AdventGX now offers professional planning services, including comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision application processing, code development and more. IPS Group brings some 55 years of combined planning experience and has supported such clients as the cities of Bryan, South Padre Island, Auburn and College Station. To learn more about IPS Group, visit www.IPSGroup.us.
|Quintana to Present at TTIA Travel Summit
|AdventGX President Jose Quintana will demonstrate Texas Education Vacation at the Texas Travel Industry Association’s annual Travel Summit on November 1st in Corpus Christi. During the presentation, workshop participants will learn about the current and future capabilities of Texas Education Vacation and have the opportunity to post listings for their educationally oriented tourism attractions. To learn more about Texas Education Vacation or to add your attraction, visit www.TexasEducationVacation.com.
|Van Horn Delegates Plan Leadership Seminar, Meet Rudy Ruettiger
|Representatives of Van Horn traveled to College Station to meet with Texas A&M’s Director of Professional Development, Dr. Tony Brown and Rudy Ruettiger, famed Notre Dame football player and inspirational speaker, to devise a strategy for a rural leadership development seminar series. Van Horn Economic Development Director Jeff McCoy, Van Horn High School Teacher Sondra McCoy, Van Horn High School Students Lindsey McCoy and Brandon Brewster, Van Horn High Alumnus Tristan Brewster and Town of Van Horn Administrator Rebecca Brewster represented Van Horn in the planning session.
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