To help advance Summit County’s strategic objective of pursuing balanced and sustainable tourism development, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Assessment was commissioned to assess the county’s current stage of sustainable tourism development and management. The objective of the GSTC Destination Assessment is to assess the destination’s current and future capacity to sustain tourism and its natural and cultural assets long term. Learn more about the results of the GSTC assessment at a recorded webinar presented by Dr. Kelly Bricker on our Facebook page or review the GSTC assessment Presentation Document.
As a next step, The Coraggio Group conducted a comprehensive survey of Park City residents, business owners, workers, and visitors. They used these 2,600+ survey responses in addition to focus groups and individual interviews with local leaders to create the Situation Assessment for Park City and Summit County. This assessment will be used to inform the Sustainable Tourism planning process in the coming months.
The Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau has begun the process of working with the community to develop a comprehensive Park City/Summit County Sustainable Tourism Plan. Information about the Sustainable Tourism Plan can be found here. For those who have submitted applications for the Special Event Grant in the past, you will notice that we have modified the application to better align the goals of the grant with the goals of the Sustainable Tourism Plan. The newly created Sustainable Tourism Events Grant will now provide financial and in-kind support for events and programs that align with our broader sustainability goals and specifically address the needs of our community’s People, Planet, and Prosperity.
Sustainable Tourism Event Grant Application - PDF Document
Sustainable Tourism Event Grant Application - Word Document
Completed applications are due no later than May 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm. To be eligible to receive grant funds, applicants must be a member of the Chamber in good standing as of May 31, 2022. Please submit either a hard copy of the completed application to Bob Kollar, 1850 Sidewinder Drive, Suite 320, Park City, Utah 84060, or an electronic copy of the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details and registration to come.