Tourism in your backyard: Become a Currituck ambassador

By on October 31, 2017

The Whalehead Club is one of dozens of destinations included in Currituck’s Hospitality Ambassadors program. (Dee Langston)

The Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism has announced a new opportunity for residents to explore local destinations with the Hospitality Ambassador Passport program.

Currituck Outer Banks  attracts thousands of visitors each year. These visitors come to enjoy the beach, soak in the salt air, relax and enjoy the many attractions along the way.

More and more visitors want to experience everything “local.” They value local flair, local opinions, and local experiences.

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It was this level of enthusiasm from visitors that prompted the establishment of the Ambassador Passport program.

Each time a visitor eats in a restaurant, stops by a market, buys groceries, stops for gas, checks in to their accommodation, they interact with someone, usually a local resident, who leaves an impression, a smile, a thank you, someone who answers a question or directs them in some way. These impressions are strung together in their memory of our area. It is this vacation experience that we are interested in nurturing.

The passport program gives residents the opportunity to walk in the shoes of visitors and to experience the area as tourists. Go to the attractions, learn about what Currituck has to offer, make memories, then share these experiences with a visitor.

Currituck residents are encouraged to participate, visit the attractions, have their passports stamped and turn it in for a chance to win some great prizes, including a beach vacation sponsored by Carolina Shores Vacations.

Although admission fees won’t be waved for “ambassadors,” Currituck residents are encouraged to take advantage of free climbs of Corolla Beach Lighthouse — the next scheduled free day is Dec. 1 — and other free or discounted attractions in the county.

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For more information, including passport locations, log on to Visit Currituck Ambassadors, call (252) 435-2947 or send an email to Currituck Ambassadors.

 

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