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Dry Falls among ‘8 Waterfalls in the U.S. Worth Traveling For’

  Dry Falls near Highlands is included in Conde Nast Traveler’s “ 8 Waterfalls in the U.S. Worth Traveling For .” Of Dry Falls’ inclusion, the article explained, "The U.S. Forest Service has designated a 61.3-mile stretch of roads between Almond and Highlands in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest as the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. The route snakes through two river gorges and past two lakes, Wayah Bald, and Cullasaja Gorge before culminating at the majestic Dry Falls, a 75-foot beauty with a dedicated parking Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 30, 2021

Are You Ready For National Travel & Tourism Week? May 2-8

The coronavirus public health crisis has had a devastating impact on the U.S. travel and tourism industry— and the entire American economy. It is clear, our country cannot fully recover without a robust return of travel. The travel industry will rebuild our economy, rehire America’s workforce, rescue small businesses, reconnect America and revive our communities. That is the POWER OF TRAVEL . Learn more!  https://www.ustravel.org/events/national-travel-and-tourism-week Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Atlantic Beach is included in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living’s “Out & About.”

During ongoing conversations with the writer, the Visit NC PR team shared the “Woof-Worthy Adventures” video from Visit NC's Dog Travel Agent campaign, and Atlantic Beach turned out to be a pawfect fit for the magazine’s canine-friendly beaches. Of Atlantic Beach, "Ruff It" noted, "See Spot splash his reflection in the crystalline waters at this Bogue Banks, North Carolina, destination. He can air-dry on a leashed walk along nearby Elliott Coues Nature Trail, which traverses dunes and a maritime forest.” Martha Stewart Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ocracoke, Hatteras among 'Forget Hawaii. Go to These 10 U.S. Islands Instead'

Fodor’s Travel included Ocracoke and Hatteras islands among its “Forget Hawaii. Go to These 10 U.S. Islands Instead,” places “which offer an equally stunning escape but with a little more peace and quiet.” Of the inclusion of Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island, the online article explained, “The Outer Banks of North Carolina is made up of several barrier islands, a standout few of which include Roanoke Island, Hatteras, and Ocracoke. These hidden gems give visitors a glimpse of island life, Southern hospitality Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Visit NC hosts ‘PR 101’ webinar

To help prepare partners for increasing media interest as everyone emerges from COVID-19, the Visit NC public relations team hosted a media training webinar moderated by J Public Relations’ Kristin Moller. The session included a review of PR best practices, a primer on interview skills, and a thoughtful discussion about hosting influencers. Thanks to an excellent suggestion from publicist Martin Armes, Visit NC plans to start hosting quarterly meet-ups for tourism PR practitioners to share challenges and advice. A recording of the webinar Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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