Students from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University and Fairleigh Dickinson University can apply now for a hospitality scholarship to be announced at the Host Awards banquet on May 6.

A volunteer committee of members from the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority CRDA/ACCVA Foundation use a point system to select hospitality and tourism industry students that excel academically.

“The mission of the GACCVA dovetails with the CRDA/ACCVA Foundation’s mission of supporting the area’s hospitality industry and promoting tourism education,” says Larry Sieg, CRDA’s director of marketing.”

Scholarships are supported mainly through an annual Wine Tasting Art Show, which will take place Feb. 4, at the Noyes Arts Garage on Fairmont Ave. and Mississippi Ave. Private donations also support the program.

“Atlantic City provides a great visitor experience,” says Doreen Prinzo, hospitality scholarship committee chairperson. “As the city redevelops, this program will help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to meet the new demands of the city’s hotels and attractions and serve the industry with distinction.”

Applications are due March 6.


The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.


If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days.


Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”