The Winston-Salem Visitor Center Opens for Additional Hours

The Winston-Salem Visitor Center Opens for Additional Hours

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04/25/2011

In anticipation of a seasonal increase in visitors, Visit Winston-Salem is extending the hours of the Winston-Salem Visitor Center.  Beginning Saturday, April 2, the Visitor Center will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. until mid-November.  Year-to-date the Visitor Center has seen a 26% increase in visitation from last year.

"As travel trends nationwide have shown that tourism is beginning to rebound from the economic downturn, we need to ensure our office is prepared to assist visitors when they're in our region," said Richard Geiger, president of Visit Winston-Salem.  Geiger added, "with an increase shown in local hotel occupancy for six out of the last seven months and, in anticipation of what is our busy travel season it seems only natural to extend the Visitor Center hours of operations."

The Visitor Center staff assist with information on hotels, restaurants, shopping and area attractions.  In addition to assisting visitors as they arrive at the Visitor Center, staff fulfills Visitor and Relocation Guide requests, track attendance numbers for local attractions and maintain a weekly events calendar that is provided to area hotels.

Located at 200 Brookstown Avenue, in the historic Brookstown Mill, this building was constructed in the 1880's in what is now the heart of the downtown historic district. At one time a cotton mill, this site is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., call 336.728.4200 or toll free 866.728.4200 for additional information.

Visit Winston-Salem is the convention and visitors bureau and the official sales and marketing agency for the tourism industry in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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"As travel trends nationwide have shown that tourism is beginning to rebound from the economic downturn, we need to ensure our office is prepared to assist visitors when they're in our region," said Richard Geiger, president of Visit Winston-Salem.  Geiger added, "with an increase shown in local hotel occupancy for six out of the last seven months and, in anticipation of what is our busy travel season it seems only natural to extend the Visitor Center hours of operations."

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Winston-Salem is centrally located in North Carolina between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. It is easily accessible by car via Interstate 40, Business Interstate 40, Interstate 77, Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 52. Scheduled air service is available through Piedmont Triad International Airport just 20 minutes east of Winston-Salem. Accommodations range from bed and breakfasts to luxury hotel rooms. For more information on Winston-Salem, call toll free 866.728.4200; go to www.visitwinstonsalem.com; or stop by the Winston-Salem Visitor Center, 200 Brookstown Avenue in the historic Brookstown Mill area just south of downtown Winston-Salem.

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Contact

Casey Hough
Marketing & Media Manager
Visit Winston-Salem
336.728.4217
casey@visitwinstonsalem.com

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