PRESS RELEASE: Asheville native Marshall Hilliard, an award-winning leader in hospitality sales and marketing, held top positions with major hotel brands prior to his selection from among candidates across the country.
PRESS RELEASE: With an eye toward the new needs of meeting planners, Explore Asheville has unveiled a brand-new and robust Meeting Planner Toolkit complete with case studies from recent in-person meetings, virtual-planning resources, destination facts and more.
Explore Asheville President & CEO Vic Isley was among those invited to participate in a half-hour WLOS-TV News 13 special on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, along with Jane Anderson of AIR, restaurant owner Kevin Westmoreland, and local and state public health authorities.
PRESS RELEASE: Six months after the BCTDA awarded $5 million in COVID-relief grants to 394 local small businesses, nearly 98 percent of the 394 local small businesses remained in operation at the end of December, with 3,341 jobs retained or recovered.
Explore Asheville President & CEO Vic Isley was among the interviewees for a WLOS-TV story on the outlook for tourism in 2021, in which she emphasized that safe and responsible travel is a priority of Explore Asheville and the Buncombe County TDA.
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority has launched the TOURISM COMMUNITY UPDATE, an e-newsletter that provides highlights of BCTDA meetings. Click through to read a recap of the February 2021 meeting, including links to the recording of the meeting.