Visit NC 365 Conference CANCELED
Visit NC 365 Conference CANCELED due to Governor and NCDHHS's recommendation regarding COVID-19
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor have recommended that public gatherings or events of more than 100 people be canceled or rescheduled. As such, the Visit NC 365 Conference in Asheville, which had been scheduled for March 22-24, has been canceled. As an alternative, the major elements of the conference will be provided to partners online during the same timeframe as the conference.
During the next few weeks, we will be hosting a series of webinar programs that give an overview of the status of the industry, outline our plan going forward and introduce our co-op marketing program, as well as highlight crisis response efforts and give lessons on subjects such as crisis PR and research practices.
Upcoming Webinar: 2020-2021 Visit NC Co-Op Program Presentation
Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. EDT
A detailed look at the 2020-2021 Co-op program, which includes a variety of options covering print, digital, VisitNC.com, social media, domestic and international industry relations and more. All participants in the webinar will also be eligible to win one of three $1,000 credits to use towards VisitNC.com-specific programs during the 20-21 fiscal year. Click here to register.
Watch: Crisis Research and Communications for Tourism During COVID-19
Originally streamed: Wednesday, April 1
Learn how consumer insights, crisis research and traveler sentiment are driving marketing and communications strategies during COVID-19.
Marlise Taylor, Director of Research, Visit NC
Lori Pennington-Gray, Ph.D., Director Tourism Crisis Management Initiative, University of Florida
Eleanor Talley, Public Relations Manager, Visit NC
Chelsey Kirby, Vice President, J Public Relations
For those of you that were registered for the conference, here are the details on cancellation.
- Everyone will receive a 100% refund for registration. It will be processed automatically, so you don't have to do anything or call anyone.
- If you have already cancelled and were charged $50 for registration processing, that will also be refunded to you. No need to call or email.
- Refunds will be credited to the original form of payment within 2-3 weeks.
- Please remember to cancel your hotel rooms. We do not process any of those cancellations. You need to call someone on those. Call 800-438-5800 to release your room at the Omni Grove Park Inn and to ensure refunds of your deposit. Or you could go ahead and spend some time at the Omni Grove Park Inn anyway.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at next year’s conference March 21–23, 2021, in Hickory.