People are at the heart of travel & hospitality.
And, as humans, we travel to connect with new cultures, people and places. From tour outfitters and craft brewers to shop owners, attraction operators, chefs, artists, hoteliers, makers and musicians, humans are at the heart of genuine hospitality – and essential in the delivery of the travel experience.
The Heart of Hospitality is right here in Asheville, including hotel manager and Asheville native Dexter Hazel, retired postal worker-turned-tourism-business-entrepreneur Kaye Bentley, chef Steven Goff, vacation rental owner Jessica Withers — name Airbnb’s “Most Hospitable Host” in the US — and multimedia artist and Asheville native Jenny Pickens.
Their real-life stories provide a glimpse into the potential travel and hospitality holds for individuals with the passion to pursue their dreams and thrive. Hear their stories here!