Business promoters and a college business center are promoting hospitality for guests this summer on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported Friday that seminars are being organized to remind managers and employees at hotels, restaurants and other tourist spots to make visitors feel welcome and want to return.
Marian Walworth of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce's hospitality committee says visitors shouldn't encounter "an air of indifference." The chamber and the small business center at the College of the Albemarle will hold three seminars in May.
Chamber president John Bone says the project is a good refresher on handling tourists when the summer season gets hectic. Bone says some people might not realize the importance of tourism.
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