Asheville Is Exceeding Expectations
The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau provides support to help you build your most successful and memorable meeting ever. By sourcing your meeting through Explore Asheville, you’ll receive the best local information and our full menu of Exclusive Services, which includes registration staffing, attraction value cards for attendees and more. Additionally, planners that book a meeting through us may qualify for our Have More Fun On Us incentive program. Thriving local businesses, microbreweries, street performers, and a unique culinary culture all shine in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, providing the perfect backdrop for your meeting or event. Whether your group is large or small, we have the perfect venue for you. Asheville is within a 600 mile radius of 50 percent of the U.S. population. It is centrally located in the epicenter of numerous major metro cities from Atlanta to Nashville and Cleveland to Jacksonville and easily accessible from major interstates I-40 and I-26. The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) serves 750,000 passengers per year with non-stop and easy connections through major U.S. hubs. A June 2013 study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) identified AVL as the best connected airport of its size in the U.S., offering the best frequency and connectivity compared to other regions and airports of like-size. From eclectic craft breweries to more than 250 independent restaurants, venues in Asheville are as diverse and numerous as your needs dictate. Whether an exclusive event on the 8,000 acres of the legendary Biltmore Estate surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or a Bluegrass & BBQ hoe-down on a 500-acre working farm, Asheville has a venue with your group’s name on it.
Elevate Your Experience
Distance from airport
- AVL - Asheville Regional Airport
19.31 km from city center
- GSP - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
104.61 km from city center
- CLT - Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
201.17 km from city center
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Pack Square Park
Asheville Art Museum
The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (EACVB) sales and service staff are local experts with extensive in-market relationships and a comprehensive view of Asheville. We are the best first point of contact to help you find the right fit for any size meeting. Our services are complimentary to you, the meeting planner. Contact us for these time-saving services: 1. Personalized hotel selection assistance The CVB staff will qualify your hotel options, answer all your questions and help you select the meeting hotel that’s right for your meeting. 2. Site visit planning Why schedule your site visit itinerary on your own? Leave it to our CVB experts who will roll out the red carpet, provide transportation and tag along with you to help your busy day(s) go smoothly. 3. Incentives The Asheville CVB’s Have More Fun on Us incentive program offers planners of qualified meetings up to $2500 towards unique Asheville experiences. Send your RFP to the CVB to inquire about financial assistance that’s available to win your business. 4. Exclusive services The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is an industry trendsetter with a full menu of Exclusive Services for meeting planners who source meetings through the CVB. Services include economic impact calculation of your meeting, registration staffing, attraction value cards for attendees, access to incentive funds and more.