What language do they speak in Madagascar? This week, we all might learn the answer to that question.
If you hear a few different languages this week on the Island there’s a good reason for it. I mentioned in last week’s briefing that we are hosting The International Ecotourism Society Conference on the Island, but when I read the list of just where attendees were coming from outside the U.S., it really hit home just how international it truly is.
The Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, South Africa and the United Kingdom in addition to the good old U.S. of A. It’s an impressive list and a great opportunity to put Hilton Head Island center stage with our global visitors.
When you’re out and about this week and hear a language other than your own, take a moment to simply say welcome to the Lowcountry. It’s the first time this conference has ever been held in the Southeast and it’s our chance to show the world what hospitality is all about.