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$5 million in Asheville area hotel room tax money to go toward coronavirus relief under proposed legislation

$5 million in Asheville area hotel room tax money to go toward coronavirus relief under proposed legislation

The proposed legislation, titled the “Buncombe County Tourism Jobs Recovery Act,” must be approved by the N.C. General Assembly.

by April 24, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
An empty downtown Asheville, midmorning, late March./ photo by Jason Sandford

McCall: It’s time to face the reality of an Asheville without tourists

With the city’s tourism industry in stasis, local small business owners must start getting creative, while local residents should consider doubling down on the “buy local” movement, McCall writes.

by April 14, 2020 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
LEAF Community Arts marks milestone with new home, new name

LEAF Community Arts marks milestone with new home, new name

The new LEAF Global Arts Center is set for a Feb. 14 opening.

by January 18, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
LEAF Downtown was one of nearly two dozen local festivals and events to receive support from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. /photo by Rose Kaz of Rose Photo

Buncombe TDA awards Asheville festivals and events total of $86,500

Here are two from the list of about 20 awardees: Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum received $10,000, the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain received $9,000.

by November 1, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism officials give initial approval to $17.4 million operating budget

Asheville tourism officials give initial approval to $17.4 million operating budget

The public will have the chance to comment on the TDA’s spending plan at a June 27 public hearing.

by June 4, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
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
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
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