Mission Statement

The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority d/b/a the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau represents New Hanover County, North Carolina, in the solicitation and servicing of all types of travelers to the area whether they visit for business, pleasure, or both.

Within the County and its four municipalities, the Bureau is the single entity bringing together the interests of government, trade and civic associations, and individual “travel suppliers” --- hotels, motels, restaurants, travel agencies, attractions, local transportation --- in building outside visitor traffic to the area.

Urban tourism is an increasingly important source of income and employment in most metropolitan areas – therefore, warrants a coordinated and concerted effort to make it grow.  This growth is best nurtured by the role a Convention and Visitors Bureau can play in continually improving the scope and caliber of services that New Hanover County provides to corporate and association meeting planners, to individual travelers, and to leisure travelers.

The Bureau is the area’s liaison between potential visitors to the area, and the businesses which will host them when they come.  It acts as an information clearing house, convention management consultant, promotional agency for the City, County, and beach communities, often as a catalyst for urban development and renewal.