Getting Started

The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to serve 1,300 local businesses as tourism industry partners. The  CVB offers a series of monthly Partner Forums and headliner events that provide partners with promotional, sales, and networking opportunities throughout the year. The CVB also offers tourism partner orientation to help connect local businesses with the free marketing services provided by the BCTDA. A monthly newsletter, Facebook page, and the website also provide resources to the Buncombe County tourism industry.


Opportunities to Plug-In


  • Get a FREE Listing on attracts over 5.6 million web visits per year. All visitor-oriented businesses in Buncombe County are eligible for a FREE listing. Request an account today!
  • Share your News & Updates
    We want to hear what you’re up to so we can share with the media and on our social channels. Email your news and updates to the entire PR team at
  • Connect with CVB Staff and Tourism Industry Colleagues
    Know what we’re doing, provide feedback and network with each other. Attend monthly Partner Forum events – check for upcoming events.
  • Read the Partner Connect eNewsletter
    Learn about marketing opportunities for your business, industry news, and upcoming events. Sign up for the Partner Connect eNewsletter to receive monthly updates in your inbox.
  • Distribute Asheville Visitor Guides at your Business
    To order a bulk quantity of print copies of the visitor guide to distribute at your place of business, contact our Information Specialist, Charlie Reed. Tourism industry businesses are eligible to receive bulk orders of the guide at no cost.