Caring for our Community: Business owners are invited to view this important discussion with local health experts and business leaders regarding current COVID transmission and action steps the community can take together to shut down the virus.
Tourism Community Update: A Recap of the Buncombe County TDA July Board Meeting from the Chair & CEO
Get highlights of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s July 2021 meeting, including an introduction to our new Board Chair and a presentation on Explore Asheville’s sales strategy in partnership with Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition.
Join Us August 3 for Networking & Sharing at the 2021 Explore Asheville Summer Social & Sustainability Resource Fair
Tourism partners are invited to join Explore Asheville for our 2021 Summer Social & Sustainability Resource Fair, August 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Highland Brewing’s outdoor Rooftop Bar. **Please click through for updated safety protocols for both vaccinated an unvaccinated attendees.**
From Black Mountain’s Sourwood Festival to cultural celebrations like the Blue Ridge Pride Festival, local events have benefited from the Buncombe County TDA’s Festivals & Cultural Events Support Fund. An information session will take place Sept. 1 for interested applicants.
Explore Asheville hosted our first post-pandemic, in-person Partner Salon on July 21, which included a presentation on how to optimize your presence on ExploreAsheville.com. Download a PDF of the presentation and find a “homework list” to refer to as you perfect your presence.
As part of Explore Asheville’s commemoration of National Tourism Week, the Explore Asheville team participated in a litter cleanup service project in the River Arts District through Asheville GreenWorks. Check out our photo gallery here.
“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.
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.
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.
Tourism: Caring for Our Community
At a recent conference where they were exhibiting, hotel partners and Explore Asheville developed an idea to benefit Western NC Rescue Mission.
Omni Grove Park Inn’s “Say Goodnight to Hunger” program provides funds for more than 545,000 meals benefiting people in our local community.
In just 3 years, “Sweet Dreams, Full Plates” has raised $130,000 for MANNA FoodBank – enough to feed 100,000 people facing hunger in WNC.
The Asheville Buncombe Hotel Association has developed a proposal for changes to the laws that govern the use of the occupancy tax in Buncombe County.
A guest commentary in Asheville Citizen Times by Jim Muth, Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Hotel Association and former member of BCTDA.
“Tourism is a positive. It’s a piece of the economy and supports other segments, like professional and business services,” says Kit Cramer of the Asheville Chamber.