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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 – August 2019

    Wednesday, August 28, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. BCTDA Annual Meeting 2019

    Thursday, September 5, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – September 11

    Wednesday, September 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What’s New

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 – August 2019

    Wednesday, August 28, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. BCTDA Annual Meeting 2019

    Thursday, September 5, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – September 11

    Wednesday, September 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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