The Berkley Barn. Photo: C. Leinbach

Tourism-related businesses on Ocracoke will have an opportunity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Berkley Barn, to work with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about its research, development, and marketing services, and to discuss best practices in reaching travelers, the media to increase tourism visitation and spending.

Visit North Carolina Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC) is a community-based training program designed to help small tourism-related businesses.

This is not a sit-down session but a type of marketplace where several different agencies will be set up inside the Berkley Barn to offer different forms of marketing.

Representatives from the EDPNC’s BLNC, N.C. Dept. of Commerce, N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources and NC GreenTravelwill offer strategic planning, assistance with identifying funding sources, and as liaison with other local, state and federal agencies.

This is a drop-in-at-any-time event. There is no charge to attend, no reservation is required, and there will be no PowerPoint presentations.

TRAC brings Visit North Carolina’s program managers to local communities to explain how to work with the organization and to help tourism-related businesses engage more fully with programs offered by Visit North Carolina and its partners. 

For more information on this session, to schedule a specific appointment time, although none are necessary, contact André Nabors at 919-447-7771 or Helena Stevens, Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority, 252-928-6711.

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