Last August Visit Baltimore launched the new warm welcome program, which aims to welcome visitors who value those places where they feel welcome and respected regardless of race, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, disability and more. .
With the warm welcome program, Visit Baltimore encourages restaurants, hotels and local attractions to sign an online commitment, thus committing to do their part in favor of alliance, dialogue and listening to all types of travelers and tourists.
Those participating in the program will receive a link and video created for the Baltimore tourism and hospitality community. The training was presented by Visit Baltimore and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice on the campus of Loyola University Maryland.
According to Dr Whithead, the right time has come to start these initiatives in which everyone can find a right place and be welcomed regardless of their diversity.
Upon completion of the training, Visit Baltimore will provide a welcome kit that includes a sticker and other display items that show travelers that they are respected and welcome at that hotel, restaurant or business.
Tourism is only part of the things that help boost the economy and this can be an excellent way to welcome tourists and travelers in the post-pandemic period and beyond.
If you want to know more about the warm welcome program you can click on this link.