Post Tagged with: "Tourism Development Authority"

Inside the deal to bring a big-time tennis tournament to Asheville

Inside the deal to bring a big-time tennis tournament to Asheville

Another factor in bringing the first round of the women’s Fed Cup international tennis tournament to Asheville is the overall interest in tennis expressed by a hard core group of fans.

by December 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Also, the Buncombe County TDA’s retreat is set for March 23-24 at Lioncrest.

by February 24, 2017 4 comments Asheville News
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
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 officials launch marketing push in response to HB2 backlash

Asheville tourism officials launch marketing push in response to HB2 backlash

Asheville has lost 9 planned meeting events because of the controversial new state law, a loss of at least $1 million.

by April 27, 2016 16 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
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
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
Buncombe TDA gets 16 requests for tourism project funding: Cat museum, motorcycle welcome center, more

Buncombe TDA gets 16 requests for tourism project funding: Cat museum, motorcycle welcome center, more

Last year, Buncombe TDA allotted nearly $5 million to such projects.

by June 9, 2015 9 comments Asheville News
Buncombe County tourism officials prepare to start 2015 grant cycle for tourism grants

Buncombe County tourism officials prepare to start 2015 grant cycle for tourism grants

The Buncombe TDA will kick it all off with an info session at 5 p.m. on March 25 at the offices of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

by January 19, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Buncombe tourism cash winners: Construction of baseball/softball fields, improvements along river

Buncombe tourism cash winners: Construction of baseball/softball fields, improvements along river

In all, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority handed out nearly $5 million in cash collected from a local hotel room tax.

by October 22, 2014 12 comments Asheville News

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