Study Suggests Areas of Potential Tourism Growth

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A consultant's study aimed at developing tourism growth in West Virginia suggests film production and golf courses have limited potential for expansion in the state.

The Charleston Gazette ( reports the study was written by Los Angeles-based AECOM Technical Services Inc. for the state Division of Tourism.

The study says the state is saturated with golf courses, including those built in the 1990s and early last decade. It also says that film production remains a niche market within West Virginia with increasing competition from other states.

The study noted the importance of several areas for tourism.

They include state parks, camping, retirees and the second-home market, hiking, hunting and fishing, culture and heritage tourism, skiing, and the Boy Scouts of America's new permanent home for its National Jamboree. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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