The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has launched an awareness campaign about Dare County’s 200-plus non-profit organizations to help visitors grow their appreciation of the work that’s done locally to keep the Outer Banks a special place.
“We’re trying to connect the hundreds of thousands of visitors that come in contact with the visitor’s bureau every year…to the non-profit organizations to offer a extra set of hands for non-profit events, working at non-profit attractions or participating in a non-profit’s project,” said Lee Nettles, executive director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
The Visitors Bureau conducted a survey in November of non-profit organizations to be included in an online database, along with social media and other outreach efforts.
An online survey continues of residents and non-resident property owners as part of the process to develop a Long-Range Tourism Management Plan.
The monthly reports on occupancy and meals tax collections from September were not available at the time of the meeting held in Buxton on November 17. Nettles said the data will be published at a later date.