Asheville, NC

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July 11-13, 2016

The Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Spotlight on the Southeast group tourism conference this July. The format of Spotlight on the Southeast combines educational seminars, networking functions, and a two-hour trade show. The goal of the show is build lasting relationships through casual, intimate interactions over the course of three days. Registration for the show is open – for more information and to apply for a Buyer or Supplier space, click here.




doubletree thumbDoubletree by Hilton Asheville | Supplier room rate is $149.00 | 828-274-1800 | Reservation Cut-off date: 6/18/2016 | Breakfast included | For Suppliers who have successfully registered for the conference (and who have received confirmation through Spotlight Travel Network), use this link to book your discounted room. Registered Buyers, your hotel room reservations are covered in your conference registration fee.



Asheville boasts a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a vibrant and inviting downtown, numerous historic attractions and amazing food.

Come experience the vibrancy of downtown Asheville. Take your pick of more than 250 independent restaurants in the land we call Foodtopia. Hear live music in a variety of soul-stirring styles. Find a piece of art that really speaks to you in one of our countless galleries. Take in our famous drum circle. Experience George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore and outdoor adventures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Plan an extra day or two, and experience all that the area has to offer.

  • Grey Eagle Music Venue

    Live music, inspiring exhibits, and performing arts—check out what’s happening now. … read more

  • Biltmore Village

    Filled with natural wonders and architectural treasures, you’ll come to understand the allure of Asheville. Discover for yourself all there is to do … read more

  • Wai Mauna SUP Tour

    Exploring Asheville on foot, trolley, or zipline is the only way to fully experience the urban adventures and natural wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains. … read more

  • Chef At The Market Place Restaurant

    Where to eat in Asheville: Our restaurants run the gamut from Mediterranean to vegetarian, four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. The city's vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking and roots. Expect the extraordinary in … read more

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