Tourism summit coming up at Lake Junaluska

It’s not too late to register for this year’s Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge, the fifth-annual meeting of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

This is a must-attend for those in Western North Carolina’s tourism industry. It takes place Tuesday, Aug. 30, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Junaluska Conference Center. Highlights include examples of partnerships at work in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Heritage Area grants at work, Blue Ridge Music Trails, and more.

Cost is $29 including lunch; reservations are required. 828.298.5330, Ext. 301, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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