Getting Started

Start Attracting New Customers in 3 Easy Steps


STEP 1 – 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!

STEP 2 – Share your News & Updates

Launching a new product? Offering a new service? Running a special promotional campaign?  We want to hear what you’re up to so we can share it with the media and on our social channels. Email your news and updates to the entire PR team at

STEP 3 – 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.

Don’t Miss other Opportunities to Connect


Connect with your Local Colleagues 

Connect with CVB staff and tourism sector colleagues. Know what we’re doing, provide feedback, and network with each other. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Stay Up to Date

Learn about marketing opportunities for your business, industry news, and upcoming events. Sign up to receive updates right in your inbox.

Distribute Asheville Visitor Guides 

Tourism businesses are eligible to receive bulk orders of the printed Visitor Guide at no cost. Questions? Email our engagement team at We’re always happy to help! Click below to place your order online.

1300 Local Partners and Counting!


We are 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. We also offer a one-on-one tourism partner orientation to help local businesses activate the free marketing services provided by the BCTDA. A newsletter, Facebook page, and the website also provide resources to the Buncombe County residents and visitors alike.

What Our Partners Are Saying


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