The Partner Pledge

Businesses are making safety protocol changes to protect employees and customers. We want to share those with potential travelers…and with locals, who are just as concerned about safety. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Tourism Pledge is a free and powerful way for your business to communicate what it’s doing. 

The Tourism Pledge

My business cares about the health and wellbeing of our employees, our community and our customers. We pledge to take the specific actions shown for our business to help slow the Coronavirus and prevent its further spread. Please do your part too!

We want to make it easy for you to tell your safety story: 

  1. Take the Pledge (email to say your company is on board; must be person authorized to speak on behalf of business…manager or owner).
  2. Email a paragraph describing the specific steps your business plans to take. We’ll add this information to the listing page that already exists for your business on Need ideas for safety steps? Let us know and we’ll share some that we’ve seen.


That’s it! We’ll display your business on the Tourism Pledge landing page (on; with a link to the specific safety steps you’re taking. The detail page also includes a link to your website.

The program is free. It’s a service for you, our guests and local residents to help establish a “new normal vacation,” where tourism and health safety coexist. Let’s show the world what it means to Be Safe. Be Smart. Have Fun.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.