Hillsborough Tourism Board
The Tourism Board is public authority established by enabling legislation at the state level and created to manage the proceeds of a 1% Prepared Food and Beverage Tax. The Board drives economic development by promoting travel, tourism and visitor services, preserving and enhancing the town’s historic built and natural environment, and sponsoring programs and activities designed to improve Hillsborough’s attractiveness to visitors.
To accomplish this, the Board reinvests the levied prepared food and beverage tax in operating the Visitors Center as well as providing funding for grants, events, special projects and partnerships, and contract services.
Hillsborough Tourism Development Authority
The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is a public authority established by enabling legislation at the state level and created to manage the proceeds of a 3% Occupancy Tax. The Tourism Development Authority promotes travel, tourism, and conventions, sponsors tourism-related events, and finances tourism-related capital projects aimed at increasing occupancy rates and the development and utilization of local lodging options.
More information about the Hillsborough Tourism Board and Hillsborough Tourism Development Authority is available through the Town of Hillsborough’s website in accordance with NC Public Open Meetings Laws.