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14745
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Tourism was a large part of Asheville's economy at the turn of the century, but it soon gave way to manufacturing and other businesses operating in the western part of the state. Manufacturing still contributes about $312 million to the economy, but tourism is making a comeback. The Asheville Chamber of Commerce projects tourism revenues of $245 million in 1985 and that tourism will become the city's number one industry in the next three or four years.
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36555
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The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County, Parks and Recreation Department, and Historic Resources Commission, restored a historic landmark associated with a North Carolina native son. How it may contribute to the future of other writers is the plan to transform this cabin, along with another nearby structure, into a writers’ conference center.
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36241
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Contemporary promotional efforts taken by the hospitality industry entail lodgings that are “a home away from home,” and where visitors feel like locals. For example, Aloft Asheville’s has fostered dogs on site for guests’ comfort. Charlotte’s Marriott Guest Center’s effort to instill convenience has a technological angle, with guests checking in through their mobile devices.
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36455
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Unflattering portrayals of locals in writings such as Look Homeward, Angel, was a roadblock on the journey toward Wolfe’s native son level recognition. It was also after Wolfe’s death that his childhood home, pictured, became a major tourist attraction.