Saturday, March 31, 2007

National Geographic debits Arizona MapGuide

National Geographic is releasing a Geotourism MapGuide on the Arizona-Sonora desert region this weekend. The map pinpoints distinctive destinations on both sides of the border that follow the principles of geotourism. In a grassroots effort, residents nominated the attractions to the Arizona and Sonora offices of tourism for a sort of insider's guide. Geotourism refers to tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place, including its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and residents' well-being. The map will be launched at the Tubac Art Walk at the Tubac Center for the Arts.