EP 12    |   January 29, 2021

How Do We Welcome?

Bennish Brown
President/CEO, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Natalie Ringsmuth

Executive Director, UniteCloud

Timothy Bush

Chief Tourism Development Officer, One Spartanburg, Inc


Roni Weiss
Executive Director, Travel Unity

After a tragic collapse in 2020, travel, tourism and hospitality industries have an opportunity to rebuild more mindfully, more inclusively. How we welcome visitors and current and future residents could not be more crucial to consider post-pandemic. What does it mean to open, to share our spaces and communities in a time of misinformation, racial unrest, and vastly different mask protocols and political affiliations? What does a safe, inclusive and inviting welcome look like?