June 24, 2016

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 23 on North Carolina Weekend, step back in time at Historic Thompson’s Store in Saluda. Be transfixed at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. Amuse yourself at Discovery Place Kids Rockingham in Rockingham. Relax at Inn on Little Pond Farm in Valle Crucis. And the “House Special” samples […]

TRAC in Downtown Henderson, NC sees near-record crowd

Visit NC held TRAC in Henderson/Vance County and the surrounding area on June 9th, 2016 and saw a large attendance from throughout the region. TRAC is an opportunity for all tourism-related businesses to meet one-on-one with program managers to discuss better ways to promote their property or event. TRAC brings Visit North Carolina’s program managers […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 16 on North Carolina Weekend, take in the great outdoors at Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury. Grab a group and head to Simply Natural Creamery in Ayden. Take a tour of Nomad Farms in Tobaccoville. Get your toes a-tappin’ at Feed & Seed in Fletcher, one of the stops […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 26 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy the NC Black Bear Festival in Plymouth. Make a stop at Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville. Explore Biltmore Village in Asheville. Discover the Western North Carolina Air Museum in Hendersonville. And the “House Special” samples the fare at the Breakwater Restaurant in Hatteras. (Please […]

Memorial Day road trips will be highest since 2005, spending up 1.2 percent

More than 38 million Americans, the second highest ever and the highest number since 2005, will travel during the long Memorial Day weekend, the AAA has predicted. Most of them will drive. About 34 million will take trips of 50 miles or more during that time, which AAA assumes will begin for many people on […]

Welcome Centers Celebrate North Carolina Culture for Travel and Tourism Week

N.C. Commerce’s nine Welcome Centers celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week earlier this month by joining with local tourism partners to personally thank North Carolina visitors for traveling to the state. In addition to highlighting the role travel plays in the U.S. economy, Travel and Tourism Week offered an excellent opportunity for North Carolina’s attractions […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 19 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy a profile of Swansboro. “Collecting Carolina” looks at tobacciana collectibles in Wilmington. Enjoy Music on the Porch at the Bynum General Store in Bynum. Tempt your taste buds at Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem. And “After Dark” checks out the 21c Museum Hotel in […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 12 on North Carolina Weekend, take a tour of the Western Governor’s Residence in Asheville. Enjoy the First Bloom celebration at Witherspoon Rose Culture in Durham. Tour the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, located on the Forsyth/Guilford county line. Lift a glass at Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram. […]

North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center Offers Training in Downtown Henderson, NC June 9th, 2016

Tourism-related businesses in the Henderson/Vance County area – including the surrounding counties – will have an opportunity to work with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about its research, development and marketing services, and discuss best practices in reaching travelers, the media and increasing tourism visitation and spending. Visit North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center […]

North Carolina attracts record visitor spending

Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Monday that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2015 with a total of $21.9 billion, a 2.7 percent increase compared to 2014, which outpaced the national average for growth last year of only 2.1 percent. Additionally, tourism industry-supported employment topped 211,000 jobs to set another record for the […]

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