The City of Goldsboro Travel and Tourism Division was established in June 2000 to create, implement
and develop the programs and operations of the Goldsboro Tourism Council. The tourism council was created
on December 15, 1997, by the City Council in order to promote the visitor industry in Goldsboro and Wayne County.
In 1991, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation authorizing the imposition of an occupancy tax within the City of Goldsboro.
The legislation specified that the tax should be no less than 3% and no more than 5%. It was set at 3% in 1991 and increased to 5% in September 2002.
This legislation was modified in 1997, whereby up to 50% of occupancy tax receipts may be spent for the development of tourism,
support services, and tourist related events and attractions. The other 50% is to be used for constructing, financing, operating
or acquiring a civic center facility for Goldsboro.
The Goldsboro Tourism Council is comprised of 6 voting members and three ex-officio members. Three members are from the hotel industry and three members are
citizens at large appointed by the Goldsboro City Council. The three ex-officio members are the Mayor, the City Manager, and the
Executive Vice-President of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. Voting members of the Goldsboro-Tourism Council can serve up to
two 3-year terms. For more information:
Contact the Goldsboro Travel and Tourism Department at 919-734-7922 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the Tourism Department if you have a special event or festival you would like included in the event calendar. Attractions, restaurants, and
caterers may also contact the Tourism Department to be included on the North Carolina website, www.visitnc.com and the mobile app,
InTouch Wayne (http://app.myintouchmobile.com/store/?app=100000)
The Tourism office and Visitor Center are located in the same building with the Chamber of Commerce at 308 N. William St. Goldsboro, NC 27530