PRESS RELEASE: Explore Asheville elevates the relationship with the USTA and Asheville’s reputation as a creative, vibrant community for leisure travel, business groups and sports events.
Projects include a hotel sustainability audit, researching various sustainability/green hotel accreditation programs, and mapping electric vehicle charging stations through Buncombe County.
Efforts also include Explore Asheville’s formal commitment with other destinations that substantive, relevant, and measurable goals around DEI will be included in our annual business plans.
Asheville’s creative spirit was alive and well at the 2022 Explore Asheville Summer Social on July 12, thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of partners, plus the colorful vibe of Marquee!
Local hotel leaders advocated for a change in the allocation of the occupancy tax, to increase funding for investment in community capital projects and decrease funding for tourism promotion.
Challenges with hiring and retention. The difficulties in filling certain positions and roles. These and other workforce issues will be discussed at this free event for the hospitality industry.
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.
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.
Travel and hospitality businesses and those interested in learning more about our vibrant tourism community are cordially invited for an afternoon of inspiration, storytelling, celebrating, and connections.
Explore Asheville’s Strategic Imperatives