For a recap of each month’s Buncombe County TDA board meeting, including links to meeting documents, presentations, and more, check out the Tourism Community Update newsletter.
Explore Asheville earned a Bronze Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for its Always, Asheville storytelling foundation crafted from hundreds of conversations and interviews capturing the collective voice and passions of the local community.
Sheriff Quentin Miller, Chief Michael Lamb, J Chong of J Chong Eats, Reggie Tidwell of Curve Theory, and Jack Benton of Parks Hospitality Group received top honors for their leadership in the local travel and hospitality community.
Thank you to the nearly 400 community leaders and tourism industry partners that gathered Wednesday afternoon at the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown for Explore Asheville’s first partner event of 2024, The Year Ahead.
Aligned with broader community priorities, Explore Asheville’s strategic imperatives guide the direction of our program of work and community investments. Follow how we are progressing in our efforts.
Highly Anticipated Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail Unveiled in Momentous Community Celebration
Community leaders, government officials, and advocates gathered today at Black Wall Street to witness the unveiling of the Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail, marking the culmination of years of extensive community efforts. This trail celebrates the dignity, humanity, and agency of Black people from all backgrounds who built resilient communities and fostered social change in Asheville.