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Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority

Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TCTDA) is responsible for promoting Transylvania County to the wider world. Funding for the organization is provided by a 5% occupancy tax on Transylvania County accommodations.



To generate and enhance tourism opportunities in Transylvania County through strategic promotion coordinated with tourism-related businesses and local government, and to contribute to a vibrant, sustainable economy.



To position Transylvania County as a desirable four-season destination for those seeking an authentic leisure experience that makes the most of the county’s abundant natural resources and unique cultural opportunities; to elevate tourism as a viable and significant contributor to Transylvania County’s economic, social and cultural well-being; and to support the conservation and enhancement of our natural resources.



There are nine board positions.  Three are appointments representing local government (Transylvania County, City of Brevard, Town of Rosman).  These are typically elected officials.  While these are three-year terms, it is understood that the elected bodies may need to adjust the representative within the term based on election cycles and/or their annual process of determining assignments for the many committees and boards on which they serve.

The remaining six positions are members of the public who are appointed by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners.  Two are reserved for accommodation owners/operators.  Two are for citizens interested in tourism and cannot be filled by accommodation owners/operators.  Two are members-at-large and may be filled by either accommodation owners/operators or individuals interested in tourism.  These positions all have three-year terms.  Individuals may serve two consecutive terms.



The TCTDA Board meets at 8:30 am on the fourth Thursday of each month. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please contact Virginia Watkins at or 828-884-8900 with any questions. Due to the holidays, a meeting is held on the first Thursday of December in lieu of the November and December meetings.