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.
Stars of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Head to Asheville for Skyview, the Longest Running Black PRO AM Golf Tournament in the U.S.
Explore Asheville invites Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy, and Mendeecees to play the historic Asheville golf tournament on July 11 as part of a multi-faceted approach to engage and invite more diverse audiences and connect them with community.
A Letter from CEO Vic Isley on Marla Tambellini’s Planned Retirement After Nearly 30 Years of Dedicated Service
After much consideration and planning, Marla Tambellini, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Explore Asheville, has decided to retire in the first quarter of 2024. To have ample crossover time with Marla for succession planning, Explore Asheville launched a search for a Vice President of Marketing this week.
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The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) is seeking candidates to serve on the nine-member Legacy Investment from Tourism (LIFT) Fund Committee. This group will make recommendations to the BCTDA for funding tourism-related capital projects that will increase patronage at lodging facilities in Buncombe County by attracting tourists, business travelers, or both, and benefit the community at large in Buncombe County. The LIFT Fund can be used to support the following types of tourism-related capital projects: Construction of a new location or relocation Expansion of an existing location Restoration or rehabilitation of an existing location Maintenance of a tourism-related capital project Design...
Explore Asheville Wins Bid to Host Adventure Travel Trade Association’s AdventureELEVATE Conference in 2024
The Adventure Travel Trade Association™ (ATTA), the largest global network of adventure travel leaders, announced Asheville will be the 2024 host city for its annual conference, AdventureELEVATE North America, June 11-13, 2024.
Marketing and communications executive returns to Explore Asheville to take the helm from long-time veteran Marla Tambellini as she plans to retire following 29 years of dedicated service
Explore Asheville, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority and the Asheville Tourists are offering all travel and hospitality industry professionals along with their family and friends in Asheville and Buncombe County a special ticket offer for the Asheville Tourists baseball game against the Bowling Green Hot Rods at McCormick Field.
McCormick Field Awarded First Debt Service Project Investment from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority
At the July board meeting the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved nearly $23 million in multi-year funding for the City of Asheville’s McCormick Field Centennial Restoration & Capital Improvements Project. This investment marks the first debt service project and the largest Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF) investment ever granted.
Explore Asheville’s Strategic Imperatives