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Wilmington and Beaches CVB builds sports market sales team

Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization of New Hanover County in North Carolina, welcomed a new addition to its sales department.

Joining the CVB is Taylor “Bree” Nidds as sales manager. Nidds will focus primarily on promoting Wilmington and its island beaches as a destination to the sports and corporate markets.

“The Wilmington and Beaches CVB is pleased to welcome Bree Nidds to its team of destination marketing professionals,” statesd Kim Hufham, president and CEO, New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority, which does business as Wilmington and Beaches CVB. “Her background will be an asset as we move forward to build the sports market, which is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. Please join us in welcoming Bree Nidds to our sales team.”

With a strong background in sports, Nidds’ past experience includes sports marketing and media relations with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she was on the sailing team. Her most recent employment was as surf camp director for Riverside Adventure Company on Bald Head Island.

“The sales manager position was expanded to fulfill the CVB’s commitment to develop more youth and amateur sports groups,” stated John Sneed, convention sales director, Wilmington and Beaches CVB. “With the reclassification of this position, our sales team will now be able to recruit more indoor sports events and strengthen the corporate market, especially in the shoulder seasons.”

Nidds’ athletic pursuits include sailing, surfing, cycling, swimming, running, kayaking and SUP.  She enjoys competing in triathlons, is an advocate for boating safety, and volunteers as a Public Educator for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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