SPECIAL ALERT: VENUE CHANGE – TOURISM SUMMIT MOVED TO THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN
The Renaissance had a water main break last night and they are unable to host the National Tourism Week Summit today.
The Omni Grove Park Inn will host the event, starting at 12:30 as scheduled.
We appreciate the extraordinary efforts of the Renaissance and Omni Grove Park Inn to change the venue and present the program as planned. Please join us for this celebration of our industry in recognition of National Tourism Week.
OMNI GROVE PARK INN
Sammons Wing | Heritage Ballroom
290 Macon Avenue, Asheville
SELF-PARKING IS COMPLIMENTARY
As scheduled. Registration at noon. Program begins at 12:30
See you soon!
April 28, 2017 – Please join us in celebrating our local travel industry at the first annual National Tourism Week Summit 2017, a half-day conference on Friday, May 12, including lunch at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.
The event coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week. Nationwide, the travel industry supports 15.3 million American jobs and generates $2.3 trillion for the U.S. economy. Here in Buncombe County, tourism supports one-in-seven jobs, and generates more than $2.6 billion in economic impact.
The half-day conference will be held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Stephanie Brown will present newly released economic impact data for Buncombe County, and national speakers from TripAdvisor will deliver the keynote with insights for local businesses on driving customer loyalty and increasing revenue. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend one of three educational breakout sessions on marketing, sales, and a Meet & Greet with elected leaders. The summit will conclude with an Industry Resource Expo and a networking happy hour.
For a detailed agenda and to purchase tickets, go to: AshevilleCVB.com/Summit2017
Book Drive – Donate a Book for Students in the Summer Free Lunch Program
In its fourth year, the Summer Free Lunch Program provides a free nutritious lunch to Buncombe County students throughout the summer months when families may not have the resources to provide regular or nutritious meals.
We’re collecting books to accompany the meals. Please join us in donating a new or gently used, easy-to-read, chapter book targeting third through eigth grade children. The books will be distributed at several locations by volunteers from Central United Methodist Church.