Board Advocates for the Development of the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Industry.
RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) reappointed Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) to serve on the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board. Senator Edwards began serving on the Travel and Tourism Board in early 2019; This reappointment is effective September 1, 2020, expiring on August 31, 2022.
“Tourism is vital to North Carolina as it supports so many business owners around the state, like Sara Bell of The Gorge Zipline shown with me here. These businesses generate jobs for North Carolina citizens and are vital to our state’s economy. This appointment allows me to use my knowledge and experience as a businessman to advocate the sound development of the travel and tourism industry in North Carolina,” said Senator Edwards. “I am honored that the Senate’s leadership recognizes that I can make a positive contribution and help oversee the tourism operations of our state government.”
Congratulations to Sara Bell, owner of The Gorge Zipline for recently being recognized by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020 list as runner up for the Best Aerial Adventure Park in the nation.
About the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board
Created in 1991, the board advises the Secretary of Commerce on policy matters related to tourism promotion in North Carolina. Additional responsibilities of the board are: (i) recommend programs that will promote the state as a travel and tourism destination, (ii) advise the Secretary on the effectiveness of tourism marketing agencies contracting with the N.C. Department of Commerce, and (iii) promotes the exchange of ideas and information on travel and tourism between state and local government agencies, private organizations, and individuals.