Getting Started

The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to serve 1,300 local businesses as tourism industry partners. The CVB offers 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 newsletter, Facebook page, and the website also provide resources to the Buncombe County tourism sector.


Opportunities To Plug In


  • Get a FREE Listing on attracts 5 million website user sessions per year. All businesses in Buncombe County that provide a visitor experience 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
  • Get Exposure for your Events
    Tap into the power of publicity for your events (in-person and virtual) by listing on the Explore Asheville Event Calendar. We can help — or just use this form to submit events for consideration.
  • Connect with CVB Staff & Tourism Sector Colleagues
    Know what we’re doing, provide feedback and network with each other. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
  • Read Partner eNewsletters & eAlerts
    Learn about marketing opportunities for your business, industry news, and upcoming events. Sign up to receive updates in your inbox.
  • Distribute Asheville Visitor Guides at your Business
    Tourism industry businesses are eligible to receive bulk orders of the printed Visitor Guide at no cost. Use this form to order a bulk quantity to distribute at your place of business. Got questions? Email Charlie Reed with Explore Asheville’s Community Engagement Team. She’s always happy to help! 


What Our Partners Are Saying

Check out what these folks have to say about how Explore Asheville has helped their businesses.