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Community Forum on Short-Term Rentals

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville

The short-term online rental marketplace represents a billion dollar industry and is rapidly growing. Airbnb, for example, lists 400 properties in Raleigh, 390 in Charlotte and over 780 in the Asheville area. While this innovative, new business model, which is considered part of the sharing economy, can lead to additional offerings for consumers, it is important to understand the well-developed regulations and licensing requirements in place for traditional lodging properties that are designed to benefit and protect patron, business and community interests.

100LynnMinges_2014mugLynn Minges, president & CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), presented NCRLA’s position and an update on state-level activity regarding issues surrounding short-term rentals.

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Asheville B&B Association, and Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods hosted the forum on short-term rentals from the North Carolina perspective.

Video of the Community Forum


Wednesday, January 21, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wortham Center for Performing Arts
18 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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