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BCTDA Public Notice

BCTDA Public Notice

Public notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority intends to amend the budget ordinance as presented to its governing board and will conduct a budget hearing on Wednesday, February, 27, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 27 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801. Budget amendments and ordinances are posted here on ExploreAshevilleCVB.com. 828.258.6111 Published in the Asheville Citizen Times on February 17, 2019. Please contact Jonna (Reiff) Sampson at 828.258.6111 or jsampson@ExploreAsheville.com with any questions. Thank you.

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Tourism Cares

Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

“We are continually amazed by the philanthropic nature of our culinary and hospitality community here and how generous they are to the local community,” says Mary Nesbitt, chief development officer of Asheville-based hunger relief nonprofit MANNA FoodBank. “The contributions they make are immeasurable.”

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BCTDA Board Member Himanshu Karvir, WLOS “Person of the Week”!

BCTDA Board Member Himanshu Karvir, WLOS “Person of the Week”!

WLOS Persons of the Week, Himanshu Karvir and his wife Swati Patel, have made the drive their annual passion project. They help collect hundreds of backpacks every year. “Just to find out there was such a huge need for supplies like pencils and notebooks was really surprising to me,” Himanshu said. “That’s what drives my wife and I, is we have to help people in Buncombe County. We have to help our neighbors. That’s where it starts.”

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Perspectives

Planning for the Future of Tourism in Buncombe County | OPINION

Planning for the Future of Tourism in Buncombe County | OPINION

Here at the culmination of National Tourism Week (May 5-11) and with the start of the summer travel season on the horizon, the timing feels right to shine a light on the public good that we can attribute to tourism and share the ways that lodging tax revenue will be activated to help manage impacts and plan future investments for the benefit of both Asheville area residents and visitors.

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Upcoming Events

  1. BCTDA Board Meeting – July 2019

    Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. 360i Marketing Seminar – August 2019

    Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – August 14

    Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What’s New

BCTDA Public Notice

Public notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority intends to amend the budget ordinance as presented to its governing board and will conduct a budget hearing on Wednesday, February, 27, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 27 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801. Budget amendments and ordinances are posted here on ExploreAshevilleCVB.com. 828.258.6111 Published in the Asheville Citizen Times on February 17, 2019. Please contact Jonna (Reiff) Sampson at 828.258.6111 or jsampson@ExploreAsheville.com with any questions. Thank you.

read more

Tourism Cares

Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

“We are continually amazed by the philanthropic nature of our culinary and hospitality community here and how generous they are to the local community,” says Mary Nesbitt, chief development officer of Asheville-based hunger relief nonprofit MANNA FoodBank. “The contributions they make are immeasurable.”

read more

BCTDA Board Member Himanshu Karvir, WLOS “Person of the Week”!

WLOS Persons of the Week, Himanshu Karvir and his wife Swati Patel, have made the drive their annual passion project. They help collect hundreds of backpacks every year. “Just to find out there was such a huge need for supplies like pencils and notebooks was really surprising to me,” Himanshu said. “That’s what drives my wife and I, is we have to help people in Buncombe County. We have to help our neighbors. That’s where it starts.”

read more

Perspectives

Planning for the Future of Tourism in Buncombe County | OPINION

Here at the culmination of National Tourism Week (May 5-11) and with the start of the summer travel season on the horizon, the timing feels right to shine a light on the public good that we can attribute to tourism and share the ways that lodging tax revenue will be activated to help manage impacts and plan future investments for the benefit of both Asheville area residents and visitors.

read more

Upcoming Events

  1. BCTDA Board Meeting – July 2019

    Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. 360i Marketing Seminar – August 2019

    Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – August 14

    Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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