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Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority

About Transylvania Tourism

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.

MISSION

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.

VISION

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.

BOARD COMPOSITION

The TCTDA by-laws state: The Authority shall consist of seven (7) members appointed as follows: (1) A County Commissioner appointed by the Board of Commissioners. (2) A member of the Brevard City Council appointed by the City Council. (3) Two owners or operators of hotels, or other taxable tourist accommodations to be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. (4) Two individuals interested in the tourist business who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development and do not own or operate a hotel, motel, or other accommodations; said persons to be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. (5) One individual who shall be appointed by the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce.

MEETINGS

The TCTDA meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber conference room at 175 East Main Street, Brevard, NC. The meetings are open to the public. Due to the holidays, a meeting is held on the first Thursday of December in lieu of the November and December meetings.