MARCH 22, 2022

Register Today! Partner Event on March 30:

How can we collectively and individually make LGBTQ+ guests and customers feel more welcomed? What are best practices for marketing to and engaging with diverse consumers and communities? Find out at an upcoming free 90-minute training session.

LGBTQ+ Diverse Audience Training

Wednesday, March 30 | 3:30–5 p.m.
Wortham Center for the Performing Arts| Downtown Asheville
Doors open 3 p.m. | Networking Reception follows until 6 p.m.

Explore Asheville has engaged with HospitableMe, a global leader in inclusive hospitality, to deliver their signature LGBTQ+ diverse audience training program for our internal team and tourism partners to accelerate our community’s efforts to extend a genuine invitation to diverse audiences.

HospitableMe co-founders Billy Kolber and Kenny Porpora will also discuss evolving language, the growing market, unconscious bias, and the challenges LGBTQ+ people face when traveling. We invite you to join us for this training opportunity at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, located at 18 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville. A networking reception will follow the presentation until 6 p.m. Register today!

This event is designed for travel and hospitality businesses and those interested in learning more about our vibrant tourism community.

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is being proactive in keeping its patrons, staff, and renters safe from COVID-19 and is continuing to require everyone who enters the building to wear masks. Masks may be taken off when eating or drinking. Vaccinations are encouraged and preferred but not required.

Deliver Balanced Recovery & Sustainable Growth | Encourage Safe & Responsible Travel |
Engage & Invite More Diverse Audiences | Promote & Support Asheville's Creative Spirit

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