It’s been great getting to experience these local attractions with the staff from Dare County. Working together with our neighboring county can only help strengthen our services to visitors and make the Outer Banks an even more popular vacation destination.
(Vocus) June 25, 2010
Visitor information center employees for Currituck and Dare counties recently spent two days visiting area attractions in an effort to become better acquainted on what each county has to offer visitors.
The Fam (short for Familiarization) tours were organized by staff of the Currituck County Tourism Department and Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau. Employees visited such attractions at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Wright Brothers Memorial, Elizabethan Gardens, Whalehead Club, Roanoke Island Festival Park and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. In addition, the group explored Currituck’s four-wheel-drive beaches, saw the wild horses of Corolla, and toured Corolla Light Resort.
“The visitor relations associates at our Welcome Center and Visitor Center in Currituck are well versed on Currituck’s attractions, but we know it’s important to also be knowledgeable about the entire Outer Banks,” said Diane Nordstrom, Director of Tourism for Currituck. “Most visitors to our area don’t realize that we’re two separate counties, and we’re sure that’s not important to them. They’re here on vacation to see the sights. It’s our goal to be as informed as possible about all area attractions so we can best serve our visitors.”
Leeann Walton, manager of Currituck’s visitor centers, said the tours were a huge success. “It’s been great getting to experience these local attractions with the staff from Dare County. Working together with our neighboring county can only help strengthen our services to visitors and make the Outer Banks an even more popular vacation destination.”
Cheryl Hannant, Welcome Center Supervisor for the Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau, planned the day’s tour of Dare County’s sites. She said the Dare employees “were able to come away more informed to better serve visitors.”
This is the first joint effort between the Currituck County and Dare County tourism organizations. The two visitor bureaus are also currently working jointly on other projects and marketing efforts.