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Category Archive: Tourism

  1. Top 10 Halloween Activities in High Point

    Published on by Casey Hawkins

    Don’t be scared, spooky season is right around the corner. Here are the top 10 spookiest events you will want to go to this fall that are in and around High Point. 1. Kersey Valley Spookywoods Spookywoods has been scaring people for 35 years. They have new attractions every year that will leave you wanting Read More

  2. Hit the Links in High Point!

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

      The great state of North Carolina boasts an impressive 412 golf courses, with 66 located right here in our 12-county region.  The High Point-Jamestown area offers a mixture of private and public courses with one making the last as one of the top 25 most difficult in the area, according to the Triad Business Read More

  3. Why Travel Matters in High Point, North Carolina

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    Traveling. Good for the mind, the body, and the soul. Travel allows us to take a step away from our everyday lives to engage in experiences and make memories that can last a lifetime. In addition to the personal benefits of traveling, it is also an incredibly lucrative industry; according to the U.S. Travel Association, Read More

  4. North Carolina Craft Beer Month

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    What does craft beer mean to you? For many enthusiasts, craft beer is a wholistic endeavor for those who wish to enjoy not only the flavor, but all facets of the experience. But what is craft beer, who drinks it, and where do you get it? We’ve broken down all these questions and more to Read More

  5. Why CVBs Are Invaluable

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    When you think about visiting a new place, what do you look for? For most people, the answer is an experience. They look for the attractions and points of interest, restaurants and accommodations, and any other resources the area has to offer. A convention and visitors bureau is a gold mine not only for packets Read More

  6. High Point Area Beer Scene Continues to Grow

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    You may have heard that High Point is growing. According to the latest census report that came out this week, we are ranked ninth in population with 110,235 residents. You may have heard that High Point is enhancing. With the fundraising leadership of Dr. Nido Qubein, High Point will be developing a multipurpose stadium, children’s Read More

  7. High Point Loves North Carolina Craft Beer

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    Last week I attended the Visit NC 365 Conference on Tourism in Greenville North Carolina. As the “official” craft beer enthusiast representative from my office, I was instructed to make sure that I attend the break out titled “Research Findings & Motivational Preferences of Craft Beer Consumers.” Researcher, Chris Cavanaugh with Magellan Strategy Group presented Read More

  8. Let’s Be Courageous and Revitalize Downtown

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    I would like to thank the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau board and community liaisons who attended our Annual Retreat last week at High Point University. These leaders are engaged and charged with moving the needle forward in High Point. Most of all, they understand that to make our city vibrant, we need to Read More

  9. Visitors’ Demographics Show Opportunity for Core City

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Our recent research regarding visitors to High Point University, and also furniture shoppers and designers who come to High Point year-round, shows that the demographics of these two groups are very similar: They are affluent and well-educated, with annual household incomes that average more than $100,000. As such, they have a higher level of expectation Read More

  10. Let’s Build On Tourism Impact Potential

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Last week, Visit North Carolina announced findings about the economic impact of tourism across the state. We are proud to say that the tourism numbers in High Point revealed vast improvements. Did you know that Guilford County experienced a 4.71 percent increase in 2014? We surveyed several businesses in High Point that are actively engaged Read More

  11. High Point CVB Unveils Vision for Downtown

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    The recent High Point CVB board retreat resulted in an overall vision which involves a variety of organizations across the city working in unison.  All of the partners and board members contributed to creating this vision. Not only were many of the ideas amazing, but they were truly beyond anyone’s expectations.  We unveiled this vision Read More

  12. High Point – A Soccer Destination

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    In the past decade or so, soccer has surpassed baseball and football to become the top youth sport in America, primarily because it appeals to girls as well as boys. About 270 million people around the world play soccer. In the U.S., you can find a soccer field in just about every town, because an Read More

  13. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau – Moving Forward

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve as President and CEO of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau over the past four years. During that time, our organization has undergone quite a transformation. Not only have we moved to a more prominent location, but we have also created a state-of-the-art Regional Visitors Read More

  14. 7 Tips to Keep Meetings Exciting

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    Many companies and organizations are currently planning for next year’s annual meeting. Keeping recurring events like the annual meeting fresh and new is no easy accomplishment in today’s dynamic business climate where out with the old and in with the new is the expectation for nearly every occasion. Events must evolve with the times to Read More

  15. High Point – Setting a Hallmark for Hospitality

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Here in High Point, we are fortunate to have 75,000 people who come twice a year to spend a few days with us during the Furniture Market. However, many folks who live in High Point don’t realize we also have more than 100,000 visitors that come year round in addition to those that come during Read More