FAQs: COVID-19 & the Lodging Community

Are hotels and other lodging operations still serving guests? As of May 8, 2020, at 5 p.m., the Buncombe County “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order first updated on April 9 has been revised. It allows lodging operations to accept leisure and recreation travelers from Western...

FAQs: The One Buncombe Fund for COVID-19 Relief

What is the One Buncombe Fund? One Buncombe is a community fund designed to provide relief to individuals and locally owned small businesses impacted by COVID-19. OneBuncombe.org is a centralized COVID-19 donation and relief center, where people seeking relief as well...

FAQs: Buncombe County’s Occupancy Tax & COVID-19 Relief

Can the Buncombe County TDA use occupancy tax revenue to provide relief to our community from the impacts of COVID-19? Revenue from the occupancy tax cannot be used for any other purpose except for that for which it is legislated – even during a crisis. All members of...

FAQs: COVID-19 & Explore Asheville’s Immediate Response

Is Explore Asheville still marketing to tourists? On February 28, before North Carolina’s first case of COVID-19 was announced and before states of emergency were declared locally and statewide, Explore Asheville sent industry partners the first e-alert of many about...

COVID-19 NEWSLETTERS: Archive of Partner E-Alerts

2020.07.17 – July 17, 2020 2020.07.06 – July 06, 2020 2020.06.25 – June 25 2020 2020.06.24 – June 24, 2020 2020.05.26 – May 26, 2020 2020.05.25 – May 25, 2020 2020.05.22 – May 22, 2020 2020.05.20 – May 20, 2020...