Explore Asheville
Heroes of Hospitality
Awards Luncheon

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) will take place May 19–25, and
Explore Asheville is excited to celebrate travel’s essential role in driving our national
and local economy, cultivating vibrant communities, and forging connections. 

In celebration, Explore Asheville is delighted to invite you to the inaugural
Heroes of Hospitality Awards Luncheon at the Omni Grove Park Inn,
May 20, 12–1:30 p.m. 

The Explore Asheville Heroes of Hospitality Awards will recognize individuals
who provide excellent hospitality and customer service to visitors and residents in
Asheville and Buncombe County. 

Join us and your industry colleagues as we honor the dedication and hard work
of the front-line staff and volunteers in the travel and hospitality industry. 
Ticket sale proceeds for this event will benefit the
Explore Asheville Workforce
Development program.

This initiative works with Asheville and Buncombe County high school students to: 

  • INSPIRE by increasing awareness and aspirations through exposure to partner experiences and industry networking.  
  • TRAIN by developing skills and confidence through hands-on learning opportunities and internships, 
  • EDUCATE by fostering growth and advancement through scholarship funds and career connections. 

We can’t wait to celebrate the inaugural Heroes of Hospitality with you!

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Delivering Balanced & Sustainable Growth | Encouraging Safe & Responsible Travel |
Engaging & Inviting More Diverse Audiences | Promoting & Supporting Asheville's Creative Spirit

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