New Site Highlights CVB’s Focus as a Regional Visitors Center
“Because of the extended reach of our Regional Visitors Center, we have information about High Point as well as attractions ranging from vineyard tours in the mountains, to happenings at the North Carolina Zoo, and festivals at Old Salem. The list of major attractions covers a 90-mile radius,” says Tim Mabe, president and CEO of the High Point CVB. “The site purposefully offers information for everyone from visitors coming to High Point for a few days to people who live in High Point who are looking for something to do here at home.”
New features include sections for:
· Furniture Shoppers – Advice about how to shop by style, product and manufacturer along with details about how to connect with local interior designers and the services they offer. There is a complete listing of all 40 furniture stores and their websites including companies that can help plan a visit; some can offer access into some showrooms that are otherwise not accessible to the public. There is also a handy Furniture Buying Tips checklist.
· Passport to Savings – Downloadable coupons for local restaurants, retail stores, and furniture attractions.
· Meeting Planners – Insight into a variety of facilities offered in High Point with details about extra services that are available. The High Point CVB will walk hand-in-hand with all meeting planners from beginning to end to ensure that they have a positive experience while in High Point. A request for proposal (RFP) form is also offered.
· Sporting Event Organizers – Details on all sporting facilities in the High Point area including information about available lighting for outdoor night games and seating capacity.
· Visitors/Local Residents – An events calendar for High Point and the surrounding areas with details about local festivals, theatre, musical events and art openings. These include events like the High Point Cycling Classic, John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival, Arts Splash Summer Concert Series and the Piedmont Plein Air Paintout.
“The website is designed to be intuitive and easy to navigate. Resources on the new website provide details for the local community to engage in what is right here in their backyard,” says Mabe. “The same reasons why High Point is a great place to live also make it a great place to visit.”
Other areas of interest on the site include an expanded Preferred Member program, highlighting local businesses that are committed to providing a high level of quality and service, visible partnerships with facilities across the region such as Triad Stage, and details about the High Point CVB’s Spotlight on Saturday events.
“Videos on the website provide additional insight, including a welcome video from High Point University President Nido Qubein,” Mabe says. “Other videos present interior design services, a look at local veterans’ memorials and African American history. Visitors can even download a printable brochure to use on the go.”
About the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage economic development in High Point through travel and tourism. The CVB works closely with meeting planners to bring events to High Point and to enhance their experience here, providing white glove assistance with event planning tasks including registration, transportation, and coordination among various venues. These services ensure that every group event will be successful down to the last detail because we want each visitor to make yourself at home. Established by state legislation in 1984, the HPCVB is an independent 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization funded by a self-imposed three percent room occupancy tax on local hotels. No taxpayer funds — city, county or state—are used to fund the HPCVB. The new Visitors Center is located at 1634 N. Main St., Suite 102, High Point, N.C. For more information, visit www.highpoint.org."
- A Press Release