• Bucks County is Celebrating Something Big

     
    POSTED September 19, 2019
     

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.  

Because of all of the tourism growth, Bucks County has also seen rapid growth in businesses across the county. Particular flourishing businesses include event spaces, inns and hotels, markets, casinos, and concert venues. With so much revenue, the county is also closely working with several other economic development agencies to maintain their hospitality industry.  

As the county continues to become a more popular travel destination, Visit Bucks County has found that maintaining a social media presence is crucial to their relevance. With so many vacations being inspired by what is seen by travelers online, Visit Bucks County works with influencers and marketers to make sure they are putting their best foot forward online. For those not online, they reach visitors by hosting in-market activations and events in nearby cities.  

While Bucks County offers an array of opportunities and experiences, one of their most popular events is countryside weddings, as the county is an ideal location between Philadelphia and New York City. Yet, with river towns, country roads, historical sites, and outdoor adventures on the Delaware River, visitors are sure to be treated to a plethora of activities. 

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.