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. 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.