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Some Asheville hoteliers on edge as Airbnb racks up big Buncombe sales

Some Asheville hoteliers on edge as Airbnb racks up big Buncombe sales

It’s time for the increased regulation of Airbnb rentals in Asheville, the hoteliers said Wednesday at a Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority meeting.

by August 31, 2017 13 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Wicked Weed donates $200,000 to Eblen Charities

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Wicked Weed donates $200,000 to Eblen Charities

Also, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority meets this week to discuss funding a Woodfin blueway project, and more.

by June 26, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Asheville tourism officials are spending more than $20,000 on the marketing partnership with the popular bluegrass band.

by February 23, 2017 1 comment Asheville Music
Asheville CVB on the hunt for new office space after split with Chamber of Commerce

Asheville CVB on the hunt for new office space after split with Chamber of Commerce

The popular visitors center will remain at the Montford Avenue location.

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
Lonely Planet: Asheville is the place in U.S. to visit in 2017

Lonely Planet: Asheville is the place in U.S. to visit in 2017

The recognition will fuel an ongoing debate about the impacts of tourism on the mountain metropolis.

by December 6, 2016 4 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, center, talks to the Buncombe County TDA about proposed new hotel regulations during the TDA's monthly meeting Wednesday. /Photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville hoteliers bristle as City Council moves to tighten grip on development

Local hotel owners and executives aren’t happy with the direction City Council is headed.

by September 30, 2016 16 comments Asheville News, feature
With new travel app, Asheville entrepreneurs add storytelling details to destinations

With new travel app, Asheville entrepreneurs add storytelling details to destinations

One goal of the app is to turn tourists into engaged visitors, a UGoTour spokesman says.

by July 6, 2016 2 comments Asheville business, feature
Buncombe TDA requests for tourism project funding: South Slope, aquatic center, theater expansion, more

Buncombe TDA requests for tourism project funding: South Slope, aquatic center, theater expansion, more

The biggest request is $20 million over seven years for development on the South Slope.

by June 27, 2016 42 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Old Madison County jail sold, to be renovated for artists

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Old Madison County jail sold, to be renovated for artists

Also, the Buncombe County TDA releases details about a new festival fund it has created, and much more.

by June 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville tourism numbers strong in April, despite HB2

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville tourism numbers strong in April, despite HB2

Also, Trade & Lore coffee shop is expanding its offerings, and much more.

by May 24, 2016 7 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Isaac Coleman, civil rights advocate in Asheville, dies

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Isaac Coleman, civil rights advocate in Asheville, dies

Also, Asheville-area hotel occupancy rates were up again in February of this year compared to February 2015, and more.

by May 10, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism leader’s statement on HB2: Our city is warm and welcoming

Asheville tourism leader’s statement on HB2: Our city is warm and welcoming

Asheville’s “brand promise” from tourism officials to visitors is that they will have a “life enriching experience” every time they visit – guaranteed.

by April 27, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism leader: 7 group cancellations due to HB2

Asheville tourism leader: 7 group cancellations due to HB2

The cancellations come as the Asheville area has seen strong hotel room sales through winter and early spring.

by April 25, 2016 27 comments Asheville News, feature
Want Buncombe TDA grant cash? Apply now through June 1

Want Buncombe TDA grant cash? Apply now through June 1

Apply now for a slice of the Buncombe County hotel room tax revenue.

by April 20, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Protests at Asheville tattoo shop follow owner’s comments on bathroom law fight

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Protests at Asheville tattoo shop follow owner’s comments on bathroom law fight

Also, occupancy rates at Buncombe County hotels rose in January of this year as compared to January 2015, and more.

by March 31, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville-area hotel occupancy numbers up in December

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville-area hotel occupancy numbers up in December

Also, Tupelo Honey plans to open a restaurant in Denver, and much more.

by March 2, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Buncombe County tourism officials award $700,000 to city of Asheville greenway project

Buncombe County tourism officials award $700,000 to city of Asheville greenway project

Twenty-five percent of total hotel occupancy tax collections for 2015 went to City of Asheville projects, Buncombe TDA officials noted.

by February 24, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
Revenue from new Buncombe hotel tax rolls in; $1.4 million collected in November

Revenue from new Buncombe hotel tax rolls in; $1.4 million collected in November

Also, hotel occupancy in November showed a 3 percent increase.

by February 12, 2016 7 comments Asheville News
Buncombe hotel occupancy rates dip in October as hoteliers prepare to open hundreds of new rooms

Buncombe hotel occupancy rates dip in October as hoteliers prepare to open hundreds of new rooms

October 2015 will still go down as the second best month for hotel occupancy rates on record, tourism officials said Wednesday.

by December 16, 2015 33 comments Asheville News
Updated: Six Asheville awarded TDA tourism cash

Updated: Six Asheville awarded TDA tourism cash

A greenway and a River Arts District glass studio are two of six projects that have gotten Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority grant money.

by October 27, 2015 3 comments Asheville News
Former head of Asheville’s tourism bureau made $171,185

Former head of Asheville’s tourism bureau made $171,185

Scrutiny over tourism officials’ pay follows controversy over an increase in the Buncombe County hotel room tax.

by September 15, 2015 17 comments Asheville News
A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

The average Asheville tourist is 55 or older, drove to the mountains, stayed 2.44 nights and spent $104 a day.

by June 25, 2015 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville-area tourism projects move ahead for funding consideration

Asheville-area tourism projects move ahead for funding consideration

The tourism projects are vying for hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding.

by June 25, 2015 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA:  stop hotel room tax shenanigans

Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA: stop hotel room tax shenanigans

Buncombe TDA should use part of its hotel room tax proceeds to pay for infrastructure improvements in the city, residents said.

by June 24, 2015 41 comments Asheville News

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