Explore Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Stephanie Pace Brown makes her pitch for the area’s tourism industry’s top accomplishments of the past year.
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BCTDA shares tourism growth plans at annual meeting
Roughly 1,600 new hotel rooms have opened in Buncombe County since late 2015 — an increase of approximately 15 percent over that period — with 1,900 still planned. “Since the start of this construction cycle, we’ve been able to fully absorb a pretty enormous supply,” said Explore Asheville President and CEO Stephanie Pace Brown. “We just need to do that over again in the next three or four years.”
Panelists dish on Asheville’s growth at Buzz Breakfast
As part of its summer Buzz Breakfast series, Leadership Asheville (a program of UNC Asheville) hosted “How will Asheville grow thoughtfully?” on July 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event explored the public sector’s role in shaping and encouraging the city’s growth.
2016 numbers reflect continuing strength in Buncombe County tourism industry
At the first annual Tourism Week Summit, the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled new statistics about the economic impact of tourism in Buncombe County in 2016.
TDA grapples with image problem
While reviewing recent results and planning for the coming year at its annual strategic planning retreat, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority also grappled with its biggest challenge — convincing locals that the tourism industry is a positive force in the region.
New transportation models could revolutionize getting from here to there
New transportation options are changing the ways locals and tourists get around town. How will the popularity of services like Uber and a new downtown shuttle called Slidr affect the transportation landscape? And what will that mean for parking, traffic and public transportation as the region adapts?
City seeks multiyear partnership with TDA to link downtown with South Slope
Asheville is asking the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority for a $20 million grant to fund street improvements and a new parking deck in the city’s fast-growing South Slope.
Updated: HB2 costs Asheville $1.6 million in lost bookings so far, says CVB
At the regular monthly meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Convention and Visitors Bureau staff outlined HB2’s effects felt in the local tourism industry since the bill was passed on March 23.