Tourism authority wins awards

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The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) was recently awarded two Destination Marketing Achievement awards from the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC). The awards were presented at a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Tourism Leadership Conference, a joint annual meeting of DMANC and the North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA), at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh.
Brunswick County TDA received the Platinum Award in the Destination Publication category of Best Visitors Guide for its 2012 Visitors Guide, “One location, so many possibilities,” and the Gold Award for Best Niche Marketing Piece for the “North Carolina Brunswick Islands Golf Guide.”
The purpose of the Destination Marketing Achievement Awards is to honor DMANC members and showcase innovation, best practices, creativity and outstanding efforts/results in destination marketing. Entries are judged by destination marketing and other tourism professionals from other states.
The Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC), formerly known as the North Carolina Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus, provides leading edge educational resources, networking opportunities, marketing benefits and legislative advocacy for the benefit of North Carolina’s tourism economy.
In 2011, Brunswick County ranked 10th in tourism economic impact among the state’s 100 counties. Domestic tourism generated an economic impact of $418.03 million and directly supported more than 4,670 jobs in the county. State and local tax revenues from tourism in Brunswick County amounted to $46.72 million. This represented $424.35 in tax savings to each county resident.