The tourism department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has scheduled a tourism packaging workshop for tourism properties in the Fulton Montgomery Counties region.  The workshop will teach new ways to increase visitation and improve profitability through cooperative tour packaging.  The workshop will begin at 9am on Wednesday, November 15 at the Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown.

The workshop will be led by seasoned tourism professional Lynn “Spike” Herzig of the Herzig Group, Inc.  A career of leadership in developing cultural heritage tourism products has helped Spike Herzig earn the respect of his industry partners while elevating their competitiveness in the marketplace.  A consummate innovator in bridging relationships across the tourism spectrum, he founded several non-profit ventures to help grow cultural and heritage based destinations.  From private sector consultation, to consulting for the country of Mexico, to running a major regional destination marketing organization, to establishing cultural-based packages that boost capacity options for heritage tourism suppliers, Spike has vast experience and leads multi-faceted workshops in customer service training and retention as well as international tourism.

The workshop is open to all tourism-related facilities looking to grow their business.  The cost is $10 per person and includes all workshop materials and refreshments. To register please call the tourism department at (518)725-0641 or email