Appalachia Sustainable Tourism Collaboration

Our service helps tourists and stakeholders make more informed decisions by providing free information and creating discussions on sustainable tourism topics in the Appalachian Mountains of KY, NC, NETN, SWVA, and Southern WV.


Our Tourism and Stakeholder sites allow you to find activities and events to plan your next vacation or learn about tourism policy formation in your community. ASTC’s goal for 2021 and beyond is to become the one stop shop for up to date information on jobs, education, start up grants, networking, and more for entrepreneurs in the Hospitality and Tourism service industry for our 5 state service area (Southern West Virginia included). Services are only provided to clients in WV who live within: Greenbrier, Raleigh, Monroe, Mercer, Boone, Fayette, Lincoln, Logan, Wayne, McDowell, Mingo, Summers, and Wyoming
ASTC Entrepreneur Consultations
This can be in person or over Zoom.  If possible, we will try and bring in someone who has the best experience for your model to help you.
We focus on nature based tourism.  

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Recruiting
  • Retention

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Social Media
Primary Contact
Travis Stanley
P.O.Box 489
Nora, VA