Regarding the recent article on the local Convention and Visitors Bureau, the CVB is too “golf-centric.” Before the room tax is doubled, look at provided services.
My husband and I managed horse shows for 40 years and reached out to the CVB for help in various areas, including finding a pet-friendly host hotel. We always got the polite brush-off.
Pinehurst Harness Track and Carolina Horse Park attract a significant number of visitors year-round, as do soccer tournaments and many other outdoor sports. Before the CVB gets a “raise,” it needs to address its mission statement and provide assistance to event planners who actually put the “heads on beds” here.
Sue Smithson, Southern Pines