CVB Services

From site selection to planning the details, the Explore Asheville Sales & Service team offers valuable support and services to meeting and convention planners.

Explore Asheville Sales & Service Team

As local experts with extensive in-market relationships, we can provide meeting and conference planners with a comprehensive view of Asheville.

We are the best first point of contact to help planners find the right fit for any size meeting. Our completely complimentary services save you time, effort and help you make the smartest decisions.

We help meeting planners

  • Distribute your meeting's RFP to hotels that meet your criteria and coordinate the hotel responses
  • Qualify hotel options and services based on your meeting's needs
  • Coordinate your site visits
  • Provide information to support presentations to selection committees
  • As a part of our Exclusive Services package for RFPs originated through the CVB, qualified meetings are eligible for the CVB's Have More Fun on Us incentive program 

Exclusive Services

Additional Exclusive Services are available to planners who originate their RFP with the CVB. Send your meeting's RFP to us to qualify for these additional services.

  • Welcome Bags for VIPs of your choice (number of bags based on contracted hotel rooms)
  • Gift Card to incentivize early registration & build attendance
  • Custom micro website providing visitor information for attendees
  • Delivery of visitor information to meeting site
  • Staffed information table available to meetings with 300 or more attendees
  • Registration staff assistance available to meetings with 150 rooms on peak
  • Upon request, we will conduct an Event Impact Calculation for your meeting or sports event, providing the impact it had on the local community

More Convention Services

The CVB Convention Service Manager can also assist with these helpful planning services:

Attendance Building & Meeting Marketing Services

  • Asheville Travel Guides and giveaways to promote a future meeting in Asheville
  • Asheville images, videos, and promotional text for use in your marketing materials
  • Promotional brochure focusing on attracting potential meeting attendees

Planning Assistance

  • Group activity ideas and contacts
  • Resources and ideas for offsite event spaces, group restaurants, local speakers & entertainers, service project ideas, etc.
  • Local media list, tips for contacting media and news release & media advisory templates

Visitor Information & Giveaways for Attendees

  • Travel guides, maps, and giveaways

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