The mission of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote and encourage economic development in High Point through travel and tourism.
To create an environment that promotes a 'High Point' of tourism.
Travelers to the region and Triad residents alike can experience a venue like no other at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new Regional Visitors Center. While other visitor’s centers are city-centric, the new center proactively offers information for tourist opportunities in neighboring cities and surrounding areas. Presented in the style of an art museum, 21 galleries engage the imagination with innovative interactive touch screens, beautiful photography, videos, music and brochures about tourist attractions.
“The new center was designed from the ground up to help visitors coming through the region to plan their trips. Even if High Point isn’t the final destination, we’re the perfect hub and starting point because High Point is the epicenter of the state’s interstate and state highways,” says Tim Mabe, HPCVB president and CEO. “To help us craft future, highly targeted marketing plans, from the moment a visitor electronically signs in at our help desk, we will be able to track where they are from and the reason for their visit.” Travelers can reach most of the major attractions in the state in under two hours.
Furniture shopping is the number one reason visitors come to High Point. To help consumers navigate the more than 50 retail stores in High Point, kiosks at the Regional Visitors Center provide information based on the style and type of furniture carried at each store. The High Point CVB’s Interior Design Services also help consumers to identify an area interior designer who can help them with everything from a room design plan to access to showrooms that otherwise are closed to the public.
“The Regional Visitors Center has been made possible through the generosity of more than 40 Triad companies and organizations and 27 individuals and families,” Mabe says. “Our mission is to promote and encourage economic development in High Point through travel and tourism. Our donors have helped us to create a Visitors Center that promotes High Point as a comprehensive resource, allowing us to build year-round tourism and generate even more traffic.”
Visitors and Triad residents are also invited to check out the Prime Time on Main events at the Visitors Center, held second Saturdays and last Tuesdays of each month. People might find themselves at a tasting for a new restaurant, sipping beer from a local brewery or learning about the latest technology.
Those attending the Prime Time on Main events are guaranteed to find something that will inform, educate and entertain. It’s a great way to meet visitors to the Triad or bump into old friends, while making new ones.