Emails pour into visitors bureau from tourists boycotting Asheville

Tourists from as far as Canada have contacted the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau saying they are canceling vacations and plans to retire in Asheville because of HB-2 otherwise known as the Bathroom bill.

"What we've been seeing falls into a couple of categories," Stephanie Brown, director of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, said. "Some concerns for safety, but primarily people are expressing a statement about not wanting to spend money in North Carolina."

Brown says the Bureau has received upwards of 55 emails.


Shawn Long