About Discover Durham
We’ve been defying definition for over 30 years.
We’re here to help people Discover Durham — but our mission runs deeper than acting as welcoming hosts. Last year, visitors spent more than $800 million in Durham. Those visitors helped local businesses prosper, created jobs, generated tax revenues for local governments and enhanced the quality of life for each Durham resident.
You could call us Durham’s marketing agency, but we’re much more than that. We’re entrusted by state and local governments to lead the strategic economic and cultural development of our city and county, related to people who visit Durham. We’re proud to welcome visitors to our remarkable destination while remaining accountable to those who make Durham the wonderful destination it is.
We take the responsibility seriously.
With each tweet, post, guide and conversation, we share a bit of ourselves with visitors. We’re the unapologetic, passionate advocates of all Durham has to offer. We tell Durham’s story in a way that attracts all kinds of visitors — leisure visitors; business travelers; people attending meetings, conventions, festivals and sporting events — anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the incredible community we’ve come to know. We also provide services to them (or the hospitality partners who host them) after they arrive to make their stays memorable.
We’re a convention and visitors bureau, and at the heart of it all, we’re rooted in and rooting for our community. It’s a community we’re proud to help you discover.
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