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7 BLUE RIDGE BLOCKBUSTERS: ASHEVILLE IS HOLLYWOOD HOT IN 2015

From hiking trails to historic homes to hilarious heists ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2015)—With awards season underway, a spotlight is cast on the Asheville area and its numerous 2015 connections to the silver and small screens.  Playing the role of story muse, film backdrop and celebrity playground, Western North Carolina offers adventures and immersive travel experiences for film and

WANT OVER-THE-TOP ROMANCE? 10 STOPS ON AN APHRODISIAC TOUR OF ASHEVILLE

Romantic adventures and travel deals for a Valentine's Weekend getaway Media Contacts: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 |  @AshevilleTravel Landis Taylor ltaylor@exploreasheville.com 828.258.6125 |  @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: More Info: Photo Downloads Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter Press Room ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2015)—Amp up

2014 BLUE RIDGE FALL COLOR FORECAST: Why RED is a big deal this year

Plus: Asheville Travel Packages, Weekly Color Reports & The Science Behind Fall Color Media Contacts: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 |  @AshevilleTravel Landis Taylor ltaylor@exploreasheville.com 828.258.6125 |  @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: Online Resources: FallintheMountains.com Weekly Fall Color Report , starting October 2 Scenic Drives, Rides and

SUMMER ROAD TRIP: GO eTRAILBLAZING ON AMERICA'S FAVORITE SCENIC DRIVE

NEW INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY OFFERS TALES, TRAILS ITINERARIES & TRAVEL PACKAGES Media Contact: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 |  @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: More Info: Photo Downloads Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter Press Room ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2014)—Test drive your road trip.  This summer millions of

LAST-MINUTE TRIPS WITH YOUR VALENTINE TO THE HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE

Romantic travel deals that are sure to impress Media Contact: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 |  @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: More Info: Photo Downloads Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter Press Room ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2014)—It may seem impossible - getting a deal on a last-minute Valentine's Day gift that makes your special someone feel

Mountain food traditions, harvest adventures thrive in Appalachia

Regional foods shine in Asheville with culinary travel packages and fall recipes Quick Links: 6 Harvest Adventures | Packages & Deals | Recipes | Images Media Contact: Dodie Stephens (828) 257-4959 dstephens@exploreasheville.com High-Res Photos: More Info: News Releases RSS YouTube RSS Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter Press Room ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 7, 2013) — Top chefs and

BEER-CATION: New breweries, tours & tastings draw craft beer fans to WNC

Asheville rocks North Carolina Beer Month with music video, vacation giveaway Quick Links: Video | Contest | Brew News | Images Media Contact: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 | @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: More Info: News Releases RSS YouTube RSS Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter Press Room ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Apr. 9, 2013) - Consumers continue to lift their

Appalachian Spring Vacation Ideas

Asheville's Secret Gardens & Storybook Blooms Quick Links: Timelapse Video | Weekly Bloom Report | 8 Amazing Gardens | Packages & Deals | Images Media Contact: Dodie Stephens 828.257.4959 dstephens@exploreasheville.com High-Res Photos: Embed our timelapse video: More Info: News Releases RSS YouTube RSS Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter Press Room ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 19, 2013)

Christmas Decorating Ideas from Biltmore and Best Holiday Recipes

Asheville, North Carolina offers Pinterest recipes and Christmas gift ideas for a uniquely homemade holiday Quick Links: Infographic | Pinterest Contest | Holiday Stats | Links | About | Images Media Contact: Cat Kessler ckessler@exploreasheville.com 828.258.6135 | @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: Share It: Tweet More Info: News Releases RSS YouTube RSS Asheville on Facebook Asheville on Twitter

Fall Colors Surge: Peak Foliage Coming Soon to Asheville, N.C.

Autumn Forecast Update: Weekly color report identifies best and brightest of fall season Media Contact: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 |  @AshevilleTravel HD Broll Footage: High-Res Photos: Online Resources: FallintheMountains.com Weekly Fall Color Report , starting September 13 Asheville Concierge’s “Fall Deal of the Day” Scenic Drives, Rides and

Weather Experts Target Western N.C. as Best Bet for Fall Colors

Favorable Blue Ridge Mountain forecast encourages travelers to book early this fall season Media Contact: Dodie Stephens dstephens@exploreasheville.com 828.257.4959 |  @AshevilleTravel High-Res Photos: Online Resources: FallintheMountains.com Weekly Fall Color Report , starting September 13 Asheville Concierge’s “Fall Deal of the Day” Scenic Drives, Rides and Hikes Fall tips

Movie Fans Get Hungry for the Hunger Games

Asheville Travel Packages: Survival Skills, Celebrity Suites Star Stalking In Brief: The Hunger Games  was filmed in the Blue Ridge Mountains around the Asheville area. The young celebrity cast stayed in Asheville during filming and spent their free time enjoying many of the things to do. Visitors can have their own celebrity experience with a  Hunger Games travel package . Share It: Mov

B-Boy Santa Invades Asheville & Gives Away Grand Vacation

In Brief: Bboy Santa has invaded Asheville and inspired a holiday vacation giveaway. In Asheville's holiday video, Dancing Santa shows off his break-dancing moves at iconic Asheville locations. The holiday season in Asheville is filled with festive events and performances. Go to DancingSantaAsheville.com and enter to win. Visit our gallery to  download photos of Bboy Santa . Share It: Tweet

Asheville's Top Tourism Official Resigns to Take Job in Tampa

ASHEVILLE, NC (October 21, 2011) - Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Vice President and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) Executive Director Kelly Miller resigned today to accept the position of president and CEO at Tampa Bay & Company, the official tourism promotion agency for that region. Miller has been with the CVB, a department of the Asheville

Fall Color Wars: Forecasts Fuel Friendly/Colorful Competition

ASHEVILLE, NC (Sept. 6, 2011)-Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While a traveler's favorite fall color destination may be based on personal preference or sentimental connection, biologists and foliage experts in Western North Carolina are making the case that 2011 could put the Blue Ridge Mountains at the top of the (leaf) pile. Expert predictions are in agreement that environmental conditions

Asheville Woman Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record

With 2,180 miles stretching across 14 states, a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail is daunting for anyone to attempt. For Asheville resident Jennifer Pharr Davis it was a calling. However that calling wasn't just to hike the entire trail, but to break the record for speed set in 2005, and that's just what she did. To top it off she surpassed not only the women's record, but the men's as well.

Asheville CVB Achieves Destination Marketing Accreditation

ASHEVILLE (July 13, 2011) - The Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announced today that it has been awarded official accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The ACVB joins the ranks of 130 distinguished destination marketing organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe in achieving the destination marketing industry's most prestigious

The Omni Grove Park Inn is Now Pet Friendly

The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Pets ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 12, 2011) - The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is now accepting guests of the four-legged variety for the first time in its almost 100 year history. A new section of "pet-friendly" rooms in the Vanderbilt Wing of the Resort will come with a special turndown amenity. The Inn is

Gas Woes Prompt Big Deals on Summer Travel

ASHEVILLE (May 17, 2011) - Believe it or not, gas price drama may actually be good news for stateside travelers looking to score deals on summer vacations. With industry analysts split over gas predictions, destinations and attractions are offering gas cards, travel packages and deals-a-plenty to attract the 80 percent of consumers who still plan to take a summer vacation despite gas prices