From tour outfitters and hoteliers to shop owners and chefs, humans are at the heart of genuine hospitality and essential in the delivery of the travel experience. Join us in recognizing our community’s heart, hospitality, fortitude and resilience.
The BCTDA’s $5 million community initiative that provided grants to help nearly 400 local small businesses safely reopen, providing the support to protect jobs for local people, won a national award for its impact in the community.
View a recording of the Explore Asheville webinar that included a presentation from Tourism Cares, an update from Explore Asheville team members on related initiatives, and a panel of tourism partners who are embracing sustainability measures in their businesses.
Travel and attendance at in-person industry events by the Explore Asheville Group Sales team is back in full swing, with the goal to bring group business to Asheville. Here’s just a sampling of the team’s recent trips, tours and trade shows attended.
Telling the Asheville story and keeping our vibrant region top-of-mind for media nationwide is a constant focus of Explore Asheville’s PR team. Here are a few of the recent news clips mentioning local industry partners, events, projects and more.
Get highlights of Buncombe County TDA’s August meeting, including an update on the Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund and its impact on the community after one year. and the inspiring personal stories of four fund recipients.
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority meets monthly. For highlights of each BCTDA board meeting, including links to meeting documents, presentations, and more, check out each month’s Tourism Community Update newsletter.
Explore Asheville recently adopted four strategic imperatives tied to broader community goals; one is Encourage Safe & Responsible Travel. Joining the Global Sustainable Tourism Council was one of Explore Asheville’s first actions upon adopting this strategic pillar.
“Wear | Wait | Wash”: Whimsical Public Health Materials Available to Help Slow the Spread of Delta Variant of COVID
Posters, flyers, and window clings with the colorful 3 W’s public safety messaging are available from Explore Asheville as Buncombe County Health & Human Services experts remind the public of ways to slow the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Tourism: Caring for Our Community
Since the inception of the Holiday Parking Program, the Omni Grove Park Inn has contributed more than $535,000 to Western North Carolina nonprofits.
A Leadership Asheville project team invites citizens to help protect the natural beauty and health of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests.
The Explore Asheville team dedicates two days a year to serving a charity. Recently, our service project took us to Haywood Street Congregation.
A note of introduction to tourism industry partners from Explore Asheville CVB’s Interim Executive Director, who began in this role on July 1, 2020, upon the departure of President & CEO Stephanie Brown.
Stephanie Brown is leaving her post as President & CEO of Explore Asheville since 2012. Accomplishments under her inspired leadership and dedicated service are many. Here’s look at just a few of those achievements.
In a policy statement, the Chamber announces support of Asheville Buncombe Hotel Association’s proposed changes to the occupancy tax.