About the BMTC
The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference (BMTC) provides hard information about the important and growing functions of beer marketing and beer tourism that you can bring home to both grow and improve your local offerings. Attendees include breweries, brewery guilds, Destination Management Organizations, tour operators, bloggers, and media.
Our host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. The resort has very nice rooms (all with private patio or balcony), plenty of conference meeting space, and is located only one mile from the downtown area. Plus, it is truly a resort and more than just a hotel. Additional amenities include a spa and fitness center, treetop canopy adventure, nine-hole golf course, 20 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a 5K running or walking trail, two outdoor pools and one indoor saline pool, and four miles of mountain bike trails. The hotel bar even offers 10 local Asheville beers on tap.
Our room block is sold out. At the time of this writing, the hotel still has rooms available for a reasonable $112. You can book your room by calling 888- 211-7755 or reserving online. There are also many other hotels within a couple miles of the Crowne Plaza.
The hotel also houses the Asheville Adventure Center, which has a treetop adventure, zip line, and mountain bike park. Use code BEER for a 20% discount on everything except bikes.
Getting To Asheville
The easiest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport, only 20 minutes away. Please call the hotel in advance to reserve your spot. You might also consider the airports in Charlotte (two hours from Asheville) or even Atlanta (3:40) for less expensive airfares.
The hotel has a shuttle available to the local Asheville Airport ($30 per person each way). Please reserve your shuttle spot online at least three days before your arrival. You will not really need a car during the conference but often a car rental is not much more expensive than a shuttle.
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The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference is organized by Zephyr Conferences, organizer of the:
- Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference
- Beer Now Conference
- International Food Blogger Conference
- Wine Bloggers Conference
- Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference
But in truth, we are simply a bunch of active travelers who have been running tours around the world for 20 years as part of Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations. We love beer, wine, and food in addition to travel so, about ten years ago, started running active tours that focused on these aspects of our culture. That got us into conference organizing in the same industries. But everything we do is still all about doing what we love.
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