Visitors and those new to the area have one common need - in-depth, unbiased information. Each year, there is only one guide printed with these needs in mind, and it's out...packed with useful goodies for those who need to get to know Durham.
The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is the official marketing agency for Durham. In conjunction with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, DCVB produces the only official guide informing visitors about places to go and stay, where to eat, things to see and do, as well as informing those relocating about all the great things their new home has in store for them. "Each year the guide is produced to accurately reflect Durham's diversity in an effort to entice them to visit and move here. We're particularly proud of how well we've been able to do that this year," said Shelly Green who heads DCVB.
As Durham continues its journey to being the single worst kept secret in the world - it's been written up in The New York Times already this year - the unique character of the neighborhoods and areas that help define Durham's unique sense of place are becoming destinations in and of themselves. "Durham has a lot to offer, and we think breaking it down by districts will have two benefits. First, it provides a user-friendly way to experience the community, and second, it will encourage repeat visits to explore other districts," Green added.
The guide, produced annually with the support of Durham businesses, is distributed only to those requesting it, and through highly targeted channels directly to visitors and those relocating to Durham. This year, 125,000 copies were printed which will be distributed all year long.
View the guide online here, and get copies at the Visitors Information Center at 101 E. Morgan Street at the corner of Morgan and Mangum on the Downtown Loop.