trac logoVisit North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC), a community-based training program designed to help small tourism-related businesses, will be held Thursday, August 27th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Blowing Rock American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford Street, in Blowing Rock.

TRAC offers the chance to talk one-on-one with program managers. Tourism-related businesses in Watauga County and the surrounding counties and region 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.

TRAC brings Visit North Carolina’s program managers to local communities to discuss the nuts and bolts of working with the organization. This invaluable program is designed to help tourism-related businesses engage more fully with programs offered by Visit North Carolina and its partners. There is no charge to attend, no PowerPoint or “formal” presentations and no reservation is required. Tourism-related businesses are encouraged to come when they can and stay as long as they’d like.

Representatives from the EDPNC BLNC, N.C. Departments of Commerce, Cultural Resources, and Environment and Natural Resources, and NC GreenTravel program will also be on hand to discuss services they can provide businesses including strategic planning, assisting with identifying resources, and serving as liaisons with other local, state and federal agencies. For additional information on this session, contact Tracy Brown of the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority at (828) 295-4636 or tbrown@visitblowingrock.com. 

August 2015