Tomorrow is the last day of 2021, can you believe it?.
Today, I want to thank you for helping make 2021 an extraordinary year in Edenton and tell you about what is coming in 2022 (It’ll me a while to get used to writing that).
2021 was big in every way.
More people visited Edenton than ever before. Our hotels and B&Bs were packed. Our locally-owned businesses were busier than ever. Captain Mark gave more tours on the Albemarle Sound, and the famous Edenton Trolley Tour broke all records.
It has been a whirlwind of a year!
We retired the famous green trolley and swapped it with a big new beautiful red one that will serve us for years to come.
All the wonderful folks in the hospitality industry here served Edenton’s massive wave of visitors day after day, providing excellent service and helping people create extraordinary memories.
On a more personal note, I came into this job in the spring. When Nancy Nicholls handed over the reins, we were still neck-deep in an international pandemic with great uncertainty.
Despite everything, 2021 has been a banner year, and we’re ready for an even better 2022.
As the COVID pandemic (hopefully) winds down, we are expecting to see even more visitors coming to Edenton.
AAA predicts an explosion of all kinds of travel in 2022, and we are poised and ready for all the visitors who will be coming to town over the next 12 months.
As great as things are right now, we aren’t sitting idly by, either. We are hard at work getting ready for an even bigger year next year.
We’ve heard from thousands of visitors and are working hard to make visiting Edenton even better. We are creating new resources to help people get the most out of their visit, like sample itineraries, packages, and deals to customize your visit.
If you haven’t visited yet, I want to personally invite you to come by in 2022.
Edenton is a magical place. I should know, I’m not just the tourism director. I grew up here too.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or to explore the one-of-a-kind history you’ll find only in Edenton. We’ll be ready.
See you in 2022!