| April 29, 2013
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is celebrating National Travel and Tourism
Week, May 4 -12, with a series of fun and informative events, including
the first Outer Banks Tourism Summit.
Visitors Bureau sets events for National Travel & Tourism Week
On Tuesday, May 7,
Tourism Research Assistance Center (TRAC) State Tourism and Commerce
representatives will be on site at the Koru Village oceanfront Beach
Klub in Avon from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a free community-based
Independent artisans, dining, lodging,
retail entrepreneurs, and outdoor, event, and attractions owners and
managers from Dare County are encouraged to drop by. There is no charge
to attend and no reservation is required.
Assistance Center (TRAC) is designed by the North Carolina Department
of Commerce and the Division of Tourism to help tourism-related
businesses engage more fully with programs offered.
TRAC on Tuesday, May 7, the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will kick-off
the first-ever Outer Banks Tourism Summit with a welcome reception. On
May 8, the summit gets down to business as industry partners from all
over Dare County come together to learn about the latest marketing
trends, network with local tourism colleagues, and catch up on the
current topics facing the Outer Banks tourism industry.
Outer Banks Tourism Summit will be at the Koru Village Beach Klub in
Avon. Registration for this event is required. The registration rate is
$35. Visit outerbanks.org/outerbanks-obx-tourism-summit/.
May 10, Children at Play Museum and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
will host a free Family Movie Night at the Outer Banks Event Site in
Nags Head. Disney Pixar's “Brave” will play on a large outdoor screen
and concessions are available for purchase. Please feel free to bring
low-back chairs or blankets to sit on the ground. Gates open at 7 p.m.,
and the movie begins at dusk.
National Travel and Tourism
Week is celebrated annually the first full week in May. Travel and
Tourism is one of America's largest industries, generating over $2.0
trillion in economic output, with $855.4 billion spent directly by
domestic and international travelers. Travel and Tourism nationwide
provides one out of every eight jobs in the United States, according to
the 2012 data from U.S. Travel Association.
County visitor spending delivered $877 million into the local economy
and provided 11,260 jobs. Dare County is ranked #4 out of the 100 North
Carolina counties for visitor spending. (Provided by 2011 NC
County-by-County Economic Impact Study. www.nccommerce.com)
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is the lead marketing and promotional
agency for the Outer Banks of North Carolina. To learn more about the
Outer Banks of North Carolina, visit Outerbanks.org or call