Explore Asheville has the tools to help meeting planners achieve successful and memorable meetings. Our complimentary services save planners time and help them make the smartest decisions.
Here are 8 reasons you should send your next RFP to Explore Asheville.
The CVB staff will qualify your hotel options, answer all your questions and help you select the meeting hotel that’s right for your meeting.
Why schedule your site visit itinerary on your own? Leave it to our CVB experts who will roll out the red carpet, provide transportation and tag along with you to help your busy day(s) go smoothly.
The Asheville CVB’s Have More Fun on Us incentive program offers planners of qualified meetings up to $2500 towards unique Asheville experiences. Send your RFP to the CVB to inquire about financial assistance that’s available to win your business.
The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is an industry trendsetter with a full menu of Exclusive Services for meeting planners who source meetings through the CVB. Services include registration staffing, attraction value cards for attendees, access to incentive funds and more.
Our staff knows which restaurants have private rooms for 33 people, how to plan a food foraging team building adventure and how to contact that one street musician you saw two years ago to play at your opening reception. Call before you start Googling.
We are expert destination marketers who offer marketing toolkits for meeting planners to help entice attendance —and show off your excellent destination decision.
Happy attendees make for a successful meeting. The CVB can provide visitor information, maps, access to area attraction deals, a hospitality table and more to help your attendees connect to the destination and have memorable experiences.
Our team has a proven track record of going above and beyond, and we genuinely want your meeting to be a smashing success.
Vice President of Sales
Markets: Music Industry-related Events; Industry Partner Events
Senior Sales Manager
States: AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, ID, KS, MN, MT, NE, NM, ND, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Markets: Sports, Health & Wellness, Outdoor Products & Industries
Senior Sales Manager
States: AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, OH, SC, TN
Markets: Technology; Advanced Manufacturing; Food & Beverage, Diversity
States: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Markets: Life Sciences, Medical, Pharmaceutical; Climate & Environmental
Markets: Social & Adventure Travel – Weddings; Group Tours; Reunions; Social, Military, Educational, Religious & Fraternal groups (20 hotel rooms on the peak night or fewer without meeting space).
Group Communications and Services Manager
Group Sales & Services Coordinator
“We chose Asheville for our conference not only for the beauty of the setting, but for its rich and diverse culture and support of the arts. As a very walkable city, Asheville provided our attendees a background of entertainment, amazing food, and creative drinks while learning about how to make a living in the field of jewelry and metals. The large amount of galleries in the downtown are provided for a rich exhibition crawl filled with unique and varied exhibitions.
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Society of North American Goldsmiths