Meeting Planner News


Asheville, N.C.: A Top Incentive Destination

Asheville tops many lists for its culinary and craft beverage culture, music scene, energizing outdoor recreation, and expansive arts. With an uptick of incentive planner interest in second-tier cities, Asheville is also widely recognized by the … read more

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What's New in 2019

The new year brings new hotels celebrating Asheville's history and architecture, cool new tours and more ways to get your attendees here.  … read more


New Hotels in the Asheville Area

Current hotel development and future plans will bring the Asheville inventory to 10,000 rooms by 2020. The list below shows the newest hotels and those confirmed to open through 2020. You'll also find a list of hotel plans currently in … read more

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Asheville Airport: Second Fastest Growing Airport in the U.S.

The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) was named as the second fastest growing airport in the country by Bloomberg News, and the growth is continuing. With 27 consecutive months of passenger growth, and 11 consecutive months of … read more

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Meeting Planner's Guide to Asheville's Art Scene

Asheville's artistic assets offer many ways for your attendees to experience the art scene up close and personal.  … read more

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Meeting Planner’s Guide to Asheville’s Beer Scene

 Meeting planners will be a hit if they incorporate unique beer experiences into itineraries for conferences, retreats or other corporate events held in Beer City USA. … read more

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What's New in 2018

Named among Forbes’ 15 Coolest Places to Go in 2018  and one of CNN Travel's  18 Best Places to Visit in 2018,  Asheville is a hot conference destination with more to offer meeting planners. … read more

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8 Reasons to Work with Explore Asheville

Are you planning for 2019, 2020 and beyond? Asheville, NC is a hot destination for meetings and the Explore Asheville CVB has the tools to help meeting planners achieve successful and memorable meetings. Our complimentary services … read more

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Why Meeting Planners Are Turning to Asheville

If you’re looking for a meeting destination known for its beauty, uniqueness, and award-winning staff, Asheville’s 2017 accolades include being named Lonely’s Planet’s #1 Best in the U.S. Destination for 2017and being one … read more


Asheville’s Ultimate Team Building Adventures

Whether your goal is to motivate, inspire, or bond with your team, meeting planners will discover a diverse mix of memorable and impactful team building experiences in Asheville. Hailed for being the top destination for travel in the United … read more


The Meeting Planner’s Guide to Unique Venues in Asheville

From grand estates to outdoor escapes, Asheville has no shortage of incredible venues for conference and meeting planners looking to create an exceptional off-site event. Whether you’re planner who has visited many times, or you’re … read more

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Asheville’s Booming Hotel Growth Means More Options for Meeting Planners

Asheville’s breathtaking views, incredible dining experiences, and free-spirited vibe have lured leisure travelers for years. With a recent construction boom adding numerous hotels and a wide selection of flexible meeting spaces, this mountain … read more