Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) is the official destination marketing organization for Henderson County, North Carolina.

  • Henderson County Travel & Tourism was founded in 1987
  • Became the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority in 2012

HCTDA is funded by the 5% occupancy tax collected in Henderson County from overnight stays at local lodging properties. HCTDA does not receive funding from the Henderson County Government general tax fund.

Henderson County ranks 14th out of 100 counties statewide for visitor spending. This results in an annual economic impact of nearly $325 million and sustains more than 2,000 local jobs.

Mission
Promoting travel to Henderson County for the economic benefit of all.

Authority
NC General Assembly of NC Session 2012 Session Law 2013-61 House Bill 545

https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H545v3.pdf

HCTDA Board
Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 pm

Visitor Center, 201 South Street, Hendersonville, NC

The public is welcome to attend the HCTDA Board meetings.

Board Members:
Deborah Smith, Chair

Cascades Mountain Resort
Term: 2017-2022 / Appointed by Henderson County

Richard Rhodes
WHKP-AM
Term: 2021-2026 / Appointed by Henderson County

Danielle Stepp McCall
Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
Term: 2020-2025 / Appointed by Henderson County

Michael Burnette
1898 Waverly Inn
Term: 2017-2022 / Appointed by City of Hendersonville

Jamie Carpenter
City of Hendersonville Downtown Manger
Term: 2021-2026 / Appointed by City of Hendersonville

Brittney Jones Brady
Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development
Term: 2020-2025 / Appointed by City of Hendersonville

Zach Horn
Blue Ghost Brewing Company
Term: 2017-2022 / Appointed by Town of Fletcher

Seat Not Assigned
Term: 2021-2026 / Appointed by Village of Flat Rock

Selena Einwechter
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Term: 2021-2025 / Appointed by Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

Samantha Reynolds (Ex Officio)
Henderson County Finance Department