NTHP_LOGO_4C_noTAGThe recent downturn in the economy has had major impact on many sectors of the cultural and heritage tourism industry.

The news over the past few years includes a number of losses: heritage sites and museums closing, state programs eliminated, tourism agencies drastically reducing budgets, and cultural heritage tourism programs and organizations cutting back their operations.

To respond to the challenge, the National Trust from Historic Preservation Tourism Program received an award from the National Endowment of the Arts to create this survival toolkit with case studies and advice on how to respond to economic challenges.