Tourism Reawakens with Arica Sears | Friday HH

March 25, 2021

Beach season awakens. What is in store for coastal tourism?

On this Friday Happy Hour, Tyler Buckingham meets up for drinks with Arica Sears, host of ASPN's Big Tourism podcast, to discuss and reflect on the moment the tourism sector begins to reawaken after a year of pandemic. First up, Arica shares her assessment of the "tourism vibe" on the Oregon Coast (mimosa vs whiskey), as well as giving her assessment of level of urgency felt by tourism oriented businesses to open back up. Then, Arica and Tyler play a new game on the Friday Happy Hour podcast newly named "Catch or Release" where Arica is given the option to riff on the Tourism news stories currently featured on Coastal News Today. Check the stories out here:

CI - Dart's new town threatens beach access

CA - State Parks wants to transform this Central Coast treasure into a tourist destination. No way

HI - Some Hawaii Beaches May Lose Lifeguards As State Runs Short Of Cash

SC - Folly Beach bans smoking to help eliminate cigarette litter

CAN - 'Struggle to come back will take years': Vancouver Island Tourism CEO

Show Transcription
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R. Tyler Buckingham

R. Tyler Buckingham is the Director of Content and Production for Coastal News Today and ASPN. Before launching CNT/ASPN, Tyler worked with Peter A. Ravella Consulting, where he created coastal funding solutions for beach communities. Previously, Tyler worked at Rooftop Comedy where he served as the video and sound editor. In 2013, Tyler worked with Ken Burns' documentary film production company, Florentine Films, where he worked on projects including The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story; I Can't Stop Loving You, a documentary about country music; The Address, a documentary about the recital of the Gettysburg address on its 150th Anniversary; and Vietnam. Tyler also worked on the Ken Burns mobile app, which was released to critical acclaim in 2014. From 2009 to 2012, he was a monitoring and evaluation consultant in the field of international economic development with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. Originally from Ojai, California, Tyler grew up going to the beaches of Southern California and credits time spent in the tide pools with inspiring an early interest in marine biology and coastal systems. Tyler is the co-host of the American Shoreline Podcast and the host of the Beach Shack Podcast on coastal real estate.