Meeting planners who book a conference through Explore Asheville may be eligible for up to $5,000 to enhance the Asheville experience.
Have More Fun On Us
Asheville is one of Travel + Leisure's "50 Best Places to Travel in 2020" and a hot choice for conference planners. Contract a new meeting through the Explore Asheville CVB and be eligible for up to $5,000 to enhance your Asheville meeting.
Working with our team also makes planners eligible to our full menu of complimentary Exclusive Services.
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 PROGRAM DETAILS
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.
TOTAL CONTRACTED ROOMS
100 – 199
200 – 299
300 – 499
500 – 999
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. A two-year rooms and F&B history is required.
Eligible groups are corporate and association groups.
Explore Asheville reserves the right to end the incentive program at any time.
“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
Executive Director Society of North American Goldsmiths