Yesterday, the 2015 Pool & Spa Show kicked off at the Atlantic City Convention Center. More than 11,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors are expected to show up.

“The Pool & Spa Show is one of the biggest events for our convention center and Atlantic City each year,” says Karen Totaro, general manager, global spectrum at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “The fact that the show is now in its 34th year is a testament to both the quality programming and exhibit floor they put together each year and the show’s longstanding successful relationship with Atlantic City. We look forward to hosting them for many years to come.” 

Local business are expected to benefit from the event with delegate spending predicted to be more than $9 million. As well, Convention Center visitors have contracted 7,885 hotel rooms throughout the week.

The show gives attendees access to the most up-to-date product and service innovations in the pool and spa industry. The four-day event will offer technical training courses and business seminars. 

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.  

 

Looking for some unique team-building opportunities? Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has you covered. From pretzel-twisting and cocktail-mixing classes to the "52 Up Close" show with magician Lee Terbosic, your group can experience everything from education and comedy to sleight of hand tricks and mind reading. "Careful with your thoughts about your colleagues!" warns Greg Goffin, director of sales.

 

Nestled in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn, Hotel Indigo is now welcoming leisure and business travelers alike with everything from lounges and meeting rooms to an unbeatable location near trains that will take you anywhere in New York City.