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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.

Through April we are hosting a series of webinar programs that provide updates on the status of the industry, share timely consumer research insights, highlight crisis response efforts and recovery plans, share best practices in PR and social media, and introduce our co-op marketing program.

2020 Webinars

Upcoming Webinar: Count On Me NC Toolkit Update

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Join Visit NC’s Allison Schult as she walks attendees through the new Count On Me NC toolkit containing marketing and related materials available for partner use. An update on the campaign and the latest in traveler sentiment will also be presented. In addition, David Spratley, senior assistant secretary of finance for the N.C. Department of Commerce, will discuss Commerce’s Job Retention Grant Program, which will be open to many tourism businesses.

Click here to register.

Watch: What’s Happening on The Hill (and Jones Street)

Originally streamed: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Visit NC is joined by representatives from the US Travel Association, the NC Travel and Tourism Coalition, and the NC Travel Industry Association to cover relief programs and proposals on both the federal and state levels with a particular emphasis on DMO/CVB-type organizations.

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Cancellation Details

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.