Dynamic Variation:

The Outer Banks

Long Range Tourism Management Plan

Our Long Range Tourism Management Plan focuses on an equitable approach that moves beyond business as usual to protect our core values and manage growth of tourism on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The aim is to ensure that tourism preserves and even benefits the environment, culture, and community livelihood, including quality of life for our residents, and quality of place for our visitors.


The Long Range Tourism Management Plan (LRTMP) will be created in collaboration with: 


tourism economics


How Can You Be Involved?



We would sincerely appreciate your time to complete a quick survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes. Survey responses are anonymous, and your email will not be used for any other purposes. Please share with your community and local connections in Dare County.


Visioning Sessions & Public Workshops

We can’t do any of this without you, so please make your voice be heard. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will be hosting visioning sessions with members of the community January 23 and 24, 2023. Locations and exact times yet to be determined. 

All are invited to sign up for in-person workshops. Participants will have a chance to weigh in on all components of the draft Outer Banks Long Range Tourism Management Plan. Attendees also will be asked to share thoughts about the plan's goals and objectives and take part in an exercise to consider proposed action steps.

-What challenges is tourism creating in our community?
-What opportunities do you see to enhance the resident and visitor experience?
-How can OBX create more positive benefits from tourism?


LRTMP Task Force


Teresa Armendarez Natalie Kavanaugh
Luke Baer Willo Kelly
Mark Ballog Lee Nettles
Jessica Barnes Robert Outten
Karen Brown Chris Sawin
Tim Cafferty Ronnie Sloan
Shannon Castillo Tim Sweeney
Reide Corbett Michael Tillett
Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy Sterling Webster
Dave Hallac