CVB 101

CVB 101

Partner with Explore Asheville to Reach New Audiences Every Week

Tourism is an essential part of the vibrancy of the local economy. The establishment of the occupancy tax in 1983 created a source of marketing funds that has attracted millions of visitors to Asheville and millions of customers to our local businesses. Funds to market our region are collected from and contributed by hotels and other paid lodging and every qualified local tourism-related business is represented by Explore Asheville’s marketing efforts FREE-OF-CHARGECollectively, promotions managed by the Explore Asheville team have helped create and sustain local, independent businesses. Our free marketing expands the customer base of a variety of companies and organizations and connects visitors to shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, events, attractions, and accommodations.

Free Business Listings for Qualified Partners

Find out if your business or organization meets the requirements to be an Explore Asheville partner. 

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Connect with Millions of People Each Year

We offer a variety of partnership opportunities. Plug-in to CVB initiatives today!

Get Started on Your Listing Now 

Apply for your free listing today. Once you’ve submitted your preliminary listing you’ll receive an approval email within a few days, along with access to your approved account. This is where you will manage all of your information online. 

Schedule a One on One for Support

One on One Wednesday meetings are available to any organization or business that would like to get started with an Explore Asheville CVB partnership. Schedule a time to meet with our community engagement team online now.