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January 22, 2008
Blackstone Valley in running for global tourism award
The Blackstone River Valley is getting international recognition as a model of sustainable tourism.
Tourism for Tomorrow has nominated Blackstone Valley as one of three finalists for its Destination Award, which goes to a network of tourism-based organizations that successfully maintains sustainable tourism programs and promotes the natural, historic and cultural aspects of the place.
Valley tourism is managed by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, a government-mandated authority that promotes and maintains tourism sites throughout Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket, and the towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Glocester, and Burrillville. The region is of national significance as the actual birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.
Blackstone Valley is nominated for the award alongside Rinjani Trek Ecotourism Programme in Indonesia, and the town of Bouctouche in New Brunswick, Canada.
The winner will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Global Travel and Tourism Summit in April, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
-- projo.com staff writer Brandie M. Jefferson
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