Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The tourists in Wilmington spend $24 billion every year. It is according to the tourism experts, that the visitors here spend this amount every year. Here the tourism employed 6,800 people in the community.
More than 500 tourism industry leaders from across the state met in Wilmington for the annual Visit North Carolina 365 tourism conference. Each year this event provides sessions to help professionals grow their businesses.
CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism and Development Authority Kim Hufham said that they hold it each year to hear trends, to hear marketing opportunities and also to have our keynote speakers to come in give us more motivation and just tips on how to better do business among one another.
Visit North Carolina reports one in every 11 jobs is related to tourism. The annual statewide conference teaches industry leaders successful marketing, communication and social media tools.
Wilmington is one of the leading tourists attractions in the state.
Visit North Carolina Director Wit Tuttell said that what they see is that people are looking for authentic experiences and Wilmington offers that in such a great way with the historic district, the beaches and the great unique film story that has been here. This is the only place in the world that any one can see ‘One Tree Hill’ shot so people want to see that. He thinks that Wilmington does a great job of promoting tourism.