Have More Fun
On Us

Have More Fun On Us

Contract a new meeting through Explore Asheville and be eligible for up to $5,000 (or up to $10,000 for a multi-year contract) to enhance your Asheville meeting.

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Working with our team also makes planners eligible to our full menu of complimentary Exclusive Services.

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If you’re looking for a meeting destination known for its beauty, uniqueness, and an award-winning CVB staff, Asheville should be at the top of your list. Meeting attendees love our mountain scenery, hot culinary and music scenes, and locally-minded culture, while meeting planners love our range of group activities and conference hotel options that make planning a successful meeting easy.


Explore Asheville's Have More Fun on Us incentive program offers funds that can be used for unique Asheville experiences and vendors. Be creative, the options are limitless!


  • Add an Asheville musician to entertain during a meeting break
  • Book a LaZoom Comedy tour for your VIPs
  • Make an impact and inspire your team with a service project that benefits the local community
  • Include a local guide en route to your off-site engagement to tell the Asheville story
  • Provide transportation to a unique venue
  • Give your attendees a pottery souvenir from a local ceramic artist


Incentive eligibility is based upon new RFPs for room nights Sunday through Thursday for meetings held April through December and new RFPs for room nights any day of the week for meetings held January – March. To be eligible, all RFPs must be sourced/distributed by Explore Asheville to the hotel(s) that meet your meeting’s needs.

The cash incentive is paid directly to the agreed-upon local business.   




50-99 $500
100 – 199 $1,000
200 – 299 $1,500
300 – 499 $2,500
500 – 999 $3,500
1000 + $5,000

If multiple year contracts are signed simultaneously, the group is eligible for each year contracted. Incentive dollars are for new business only (have not met in Asheville for past three years) and does not apply to existing contracts.


Explore Asheville reserves the right to end the incentive program at any time.


To submit your RFP to Explore Asheville and see if your meeting qualifies, click below or contact meetings@ExploreAsheville.com.


Submit your RFP