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Buncombe Tourism Development Authority’s Initiative to Manage Tourism Continues; Public Forum Scheduled for Oct. 23

Buncombe Tourism Development Authority’s Initiative to Manage Tourism Continues; Public Forum Scheduled for Oct. 23

Following a thorough assessment of existing conditions, community plans, and future needs, the project team will present results of the surveys and other findings related to Buncombe County’s authentic heritage, local economy, capacity and affordability, infrastructure and capital investment, and connectivity at a free public forum on Oct. 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at AB Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium.

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Agency Campaign Overview

Agency Campaign Overview

It was paramount that we conveyed the authentic spirit of the Asheville area. We prioritized platforms that allow for sight, sound and motion in order to showcase the beauty and vibrancy of the area and all there is to do. From the cast of people featured in the campaign, to the crew behind the scenes to the team at Echo Mountain who created the music, we worked with locals because they know the area best and contribute to the spirit of the community.

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Brand-New Innkeepers Find Advertising Success with Explore Asheville

Brand-New Innkeepers Find Advertising Success with Explore Asheville

Dan and Diane Rogers, innkeepers at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast, say ExploreAsheville.com is the top site for referrals to their website.

“It is eye-opening to track my marketing spends,” she shares. “I’m thrilled I have really good clicks from ExploreAsheville.com. I recommend the site because it drives traffic to my website that converts to bookings.”

Read more about their story in this article from Simpleview.

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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. Explore Asheville CVB Holiday Party – December 2019

    Tuesday, December 10, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – December 11

    Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. BCTDA Board Meeting – December 2019

    Wednesday, December 18, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

What’s New

Buncombe Tourism Development Authority’s Initiative to Manage Tourism Continues; Public Forum Scheduled for Oct. 23

Buncombe Tourism Development Authority’s Initiative to Manage Tourism Continues; Public Forum Scheduled for Oct. 23

Following a thorough assessment of existing conditions, community plans, and future needs, the project team will present results of the surveys and other findings related to Buncombe County’s authentic heritage, local economy, capacity and affordability, infrastructure and capital investment, and connectivity at a free public forum on Oct. 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at AB Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium.

read more
Agency Campaign Overview

Agency Campaign Overview

It was paramount that we conveyed the authentic spirit of the Asheville area. We prioritized platforms that allow for sight, sound and motion in order to showcase the beauty and vibrancy of the area and all there is to do. From the cast of people featured in the campaign, to the crew behind the scenes to the team at Echo Mountain who created the music, we worked with locals because they know the area best and contribute to the spirit of the community.

read more
Brand-New Innkeepers Find Advertising Success with Explore Asheville

Brand-New Innkeepers Find Advertising Success with Explore Asheville

Dan and Diane Rogers, innkeepers at Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast, say ExploreAsheville.com is the top site for referrals to their website.

“It is eye-opening to track my marketing spends,” she shares. “I’m thrilled I have really good clicks from ExploreAsheville.com. I recommend the site because it drives traffic to my website that converts to bookings.”

Read more about their story in this article from Simpleview.

read more

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.”

read more
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....

read more

Perspectives

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Upcoming Events

  1. Explore Asheville CVB Holiday Party – December 2019

    Tuesday, December 10, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – December 11

    Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. BCTDA Board Meeting – December 2019

    Wednesday, December 18, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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