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BCTDA casts wider net with new advertising plan

BCTDA casts wider net with new advertising plan

The new Explore Asheville marketing campaign, developed by Atlanta-based ad agency 360i, encourages visitors to be “spontaneous and open, embracing the small and big surprises that Asheville will offer up.” The tagline, “Let your spirit run free,” is meant to highlight the liberation and spontaneity travelers discover when visiting the region.

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Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy  at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

More than 300 people working in tourism-related businesses that benefit from visitors, including independent retailers, artists and musicians, lodging, hospitality and food and beverage professionals, and representatives from cultural and outdoor attractions and nonprofits, along with elected and appointed officials, gathered today at the Omni Grove Park Inn to celebrate the benefits of tourism to the community and learn what’s ahead for 2020. 

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Tourism Cares

BCTDA Board Member Himanshu Karvir, WLOS “Person of the Week”!

BCTDA Board Member Himanshu Karvir, WLOS “Person of the Week”!

WLOS Persons of the Week, Himanshu Karvir and his wife Swati Patel, have made the drive their annual passion project. They help collect hundreds of backpacks every year. “Just to find out there was such a huge need for supplies like pencils and notebooks was really surprising to me,” Himanshu said. “That’s what drives my wife and I, is we have to help people in Buncombe County. We have to help our neighbors. That’s where it starts.”

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BCTDA Honors Community Leaders for Service to Tourism Industry

BCTDA Honors Community Leaders for Service to Tourism Industry

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) honored local business leaders during its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Omni Grove Park Inn on September 13, 2017. The William A.V. Cecil Award was presented to John Ellis, retired executive director of the Diana Wortham Theater, in recognition of his contributions to the development of the arts in Western North Carolina. Created in 1999, the award honors leadership, creativity and commitment of the people who have made it their mission to help guide the tourism industry in Buncombe County The Diana Wortham Theater is a Western North Carolina cultural icon hosting more than 200 public events each year with attendance exceeding more than 50,000 annually....

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Upcoming Events

  1. BCTDA Board Meeting – September 2019

    Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – October 9

    Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – November 13

    Wednesday, November 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What’s New

BCTDA casts wider net with new advertising plan

The new Explore Asheville marketing campaign, developed by Atlanta-based ad agency 360i, encourages visitors to be “spontaneous and open, embracing the small and big surprises that Asheville will offer up.” The tagline, “Let your spirit run free,” is meant to highlight the liberation and spontaneity travelers discover when visiting the region.

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Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

More than 300 people working in tourism-related businesses that benefit from visitors, including independent retailers, artists and musicians, lodging, hospitality and food and beverage professionals, and representatives from cultural and outdoor attractions and nonprofits, along with elected and appointed officials, gathered today at the Omni Grove Park Inn to celebrate the benefits of tourism to the community and learn what’s ahead for 2020. 

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Tourism Cares

BCTDA Board Member Himanshu Karvir, WLOS “Person of the Week”!

WLOS Persons of the Week, Himanshu Karvir and his wife Swati Patel, have made the drive their annual passion project. They help collect hundreds of backpacks every year. “Just to find out there was such a huge need for supplies like pencils and notebooks was really surprising to me,” Himanshu said. “That’s what drives my wife and I, is we have to help people in Buncombe County. We have to help our neighbors. That’s where it starts.”

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BCTDA Honors Community Leaders for Service to Tourism Industry

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) honored local business leaders during its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Omni Grove Park Inn on September 13, 2017. The William A.V. Cecil Award was presented to John Ellis, retired executive director of the Diana Wortham Theater, in recognition of his contributions to the development of the arts in Western North Carolina. Created in 1999, the award honors leadership, creativity and commitment of the people who have made it their mission to help guide the tourism industry in Buncombe County The Diana Wortham Theater is a Western North Carolina cultural icon hosting more than 200 public events each year with attendance exceeding more than 50,000 annually....

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Perspectives

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Upcoming Events

  1. BCTDA Board Meeting – September 2019

    Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – October 9

    Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – November 13

    Wednesday, November 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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