The number of overnight stays in Adams County, Pa., through October, is more than 4.1 percent higher than the same timeframe in 2014, according to the Smith Travel Research report which measures hotel occupancy, average daily rates and revenue generated through participating lodging properties.
Just in time for the new year, Center City Philadelphia is right on track to end 2015 with a record hotel occupancy.
Record Hotel Occupancy: 77.4%:
Center City Philadelphia’s hotel occupancy is estimated to hit a record 77.4 percent in up from 75.5 percent in 2014. Visitors to Philadelphia from all segments (leisure, group, business) will have filled a projected 3.1 million rooms—another record.
Leisure Is One Of Three Major Segments:
Center City Philadelphia is experience a stellar 2015 with its leisure tourism occupancy.
The first six months of the year, hotels have sold 416,000 room nights for leisure travelers—a 3.8 percent from the first half of 2014. And with the pope’s visit in September on the horizon, the area will hopefully result in a leisurely record year.
The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association awarded the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority with the 2015 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award at this year’s New Jersey Conference on Tourism.
“The Wildwoods are richly deserving of this prestigious award,” says Sharon Franz, president, NJTIA. “The Wildwoods’ innovative campaigns continue to draw millions of visitors, which, in turn, contributes greatly to the economic prosperity of the great state.”
At VisitPITTSBURGH’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, elected officials and senior staff celebrated the many accolades and achievements the city has had over the past year.
"It's clear that Pittsburgh's time has come," says Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. "What better city to live, work and visit, and to celebrate what it is today.”
In 2014, tourism-related demand for New Jersey generated $42.1 billion—a 3.8 percent increase from 2013—according to Acting Governor, Kim Guadagno, who spoke during the 2015 New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City.
TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS, yet the landscape changes faster than most people can keep up. Here are a few things to consider in 2014: