Explore Asheville is charting a new course for the tourism community aligned with broader community goals. These efforts are being organized around four strategic pillars.
This May, we "deconstruct" our annual Tourism Summit – an annual tradition celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week – to host a series of four webinars, “Planning for the Future: DEEP Community Conversations.” Each webinar will feature a panel discussion with members of our local community as they focus on one of the four strategic pillars:
[D]eliver Balanced Recovery & Sustainable Growth (Monday, May 10)
[E]ncourage Safe & Responsible Travel (Wednesday, May 12)
[E]ngage & Invite More Diverse Audiences (Monday, May 17)
[P]romote & Support Asheville’s Creative Spirit (Wednesday, May 19)
All Explore Asheville's DEEP Community Conversations will take place from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. on the dates listed, so here's an idea: Order lunch to go from your favorite local, independent AIR restaurant (https://airasheville.org/find-a-restaurant/) or use Kickback AVL (https://www.kickbackavl.com/) to have your lunch delivered to you. Then tune for an enlightening discussion on the future of tourism in Asheville and Buncombe County!
We encourage you to register for all four sessions. These events will be recorded and posted on AshevilleCVB.com.