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Henderson County Tourism Resources

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Henderson County Tourism values its industry partners and looks for ways to help each and every one of us become a mini concierge to our visitors. Each and every one of us has the opportunity, each time we interact with a visitor, to enhance their experience and display the hospitality that our region, town and industry are known for. We call it Gratitude at Altitude, and it is how each and everyone one of us in the Henderson County tourism industry should strive to live. Find contact information for all HCTDA staff here.

 

TDA Governance (Legislation & Board Information)
Contact person: Dara Hossley or Michelle Owens

  • Henderson County TDA Governance Page — Learn how the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority is legislated and organized, as well as  how its Board functions and how to join the Board

Research Conducted by the HCTDA
Contact person: Michelle Owens

Accommodation Property Information
Contact person: Julie Hayes

Local Networking Opportunities
Contact person: Julie Hayes

  • FAM Tour Schedule & Information — 4 times per year, join us on an all-day Partner Familiarization Tour that is open to anyone who works directly with visitors, lunch and all activities are included
  • Tourism Conference — Once per year, everyone in the tourism industry comes together to network, learn about new trends, and work to build an even stronger industry
  • Partner Events — We host a wide array of events for our partners to network, learn and grow
Partner Participation Events
Contact person: Amy Boswell

The following “Partner Participation Events” offer opportunities for Henderson County Tourism Partners to participate in a series of events that will be marketed by the HCTDA to attract visitors to our area.

  • Home For The Holidays — The holiday season is one of the best times of year to visit Hendersonville! Larger, signature holiday events may be included in a printed brochure, but any event submitted by a certain date will be considered for inclusion on the website, printed calendars and PR efforts. Submit your holiday event to us by 10/15/23
  • Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend — Every spring, in celebration of the blooming apple trees and the harvest to come, Hendersonville offers Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend. All Henderson County wineries, cideries and restaurants are invited to participate by offering 1 or more special events during the weekend of April 19-21, 2024. To be included in the printed brochure, please submit your event by 01/08/24

Programs & Tools Available To Your Business
Contact person: Julie Hayes or Melanie Black

  • Henderson County Partner Program Guide (February 2024 Edition) — A guide to all of the programs available to those working in the tourism industry, printed copies available at the Welcome Center
  • Tourism Industry Partner Newsletter — Stay up-to-date with everything going on in tourism and the HCTDA with this bi-weekly(ish) newsletter
  • Photos — If you are in need of a photo, check out our online Photo Gallery or reach out to Melanie Black; we can’t share all photos (since some have limited licenses with our paid photographers), but others, we are happy to share, provided you credit the HCTDA (when possible)
  • Outdoor NC Program Toolkit & Information — Resources for your business to help visitors tread lightly on our outdoor, natural resources
  • Visit NC Farm App Update Form — Farms, farm-to-table restaurants, farmers markets, farm-related events — anyone listed on the Visit NC Farms App can update their listing here
  • Henderson County Tourism Partners Facebook Group — Join us on Facebook for industry news, a place to chat and network, and a great community of Henderson County tourism professionals
  • VisitHendersonvilleNC.org Website — Contact Melanie Black to have your business listed or to update your current listing
  • Online Calendar of Events — You can submit your own event to the online Calendar of Events, which is where we get the info for our weekly calendars that are shared with visitors at the Welcome Center and all hotels, and where we start when making our social media content calendar (please submit events as early as possible, we create the social media content calendar a month in advance)
  • Debi Smith Heart for Hospitality Award — Learn amore about this award and nominate someone to receive this award here
Partner Marketing Info
Contact person: Melanie Black

HCTDA Grants Program
Contact person: Amy Boswell

  • Henderson County TDA Grant Program — Each year, HCTDA offers grant funding to Henderson County tourism-related businesses and projects, learn more about who qualifies, timelines and how to apply here

Welcome Center
Contact Person: Amy Boswell

  • 2023 Annual Tourism Report— Get an update from the TDA’s Executive Director, take a look at visitor spending, see advertising & PR highlights, and review some of the wonderful projects funded by the HCTDA Grants Program
  • Henderson County TDA Stage Contract and Policy— Find out how to use the stage located in the Hendersonville Welcome Center’s parking lot
  • To Volunteer — The Hendersonville Welcome Center is always looking for volunteers

Miscellaneous

  • *Henderson County TDA Internship Program — *This program is not avaialable at this time, due to renovating our Welcome Center and office space, please check back in 2025!* HCTDA typically offers an internship program to high school and college students
  • Photograph Submission Disclaimer Form — HCTDA requires this form to be completed for photos submitted to be used on the HCTDA website 
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