Chapel Hill, NC – (November 5, 2018) - The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau recently won two 2018 marketing achievement awards from the North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA) for its efforts to market the county as a visitor destination.

The Visitors Bureau won the Platinum Award for Community Stakeholder Relations, the highest award for that category, for the Orange County, North Carolina Neighborhoods Guide which spotlights 24 communities and areas of the county that hold appeal to visitors already here, relocating families, retirees and business investors. The 48-page colorful guide is a photographic representation of the diversity in Orange County and was published this past spring.

The Bureau also won a Gold Award for the Group Visitors Marketing campaign, Orange County Weddings, which was designed to promote and grow Chapel Hill and Orange County, NC as a wedding destination. The campaign included print and social media ads, online newsletter highlighting Orange County as a wedding destination, online wedding blogs, wedding resources pages on, radio ads and a printed wedding resources rack card. 

The NCTIA awards banquet was held October 30 at the Marriott in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

The Marketing Achievement Awards were created to honor and showcase the best in marketing efforts by convention and visitors bureaus throughout the state. Out-of-state tourism marketing professionals and educators serve as judges for the awards competition. The CVB pays no fees to submit award entries for the competition.


About the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau

As the official accredited destination marketing organization of Chapel Hill and Orange County, the mission of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau is to develop and coordinate visitor services in Orange County and to implement marketing programs that will enhance the economic activity and quality of life in the community. The Visitors Bureau is a department of Orange County, NC Government. For information: