As if Atlantic City, N.J., hasn’t had enough exciting announcements, one more news of note has popped up.
TEAMS ’16, the leading conference and expo for the sports event industry, will take place in Atlantic City Sept. 26–29, 2016 at the new $125 million, 100,000-square-foot Waterfront Conference Center.
Hosted by SportsTravel magazine, the event is the world’s largest within the sports event industry.
As part of FamilyFun magazine’s annual travel survey, readers of the publication voted Gettysburg the second-best area to visit in the Northeast region of the United States.
“This is a great honor,” says Norris Flowers, president, Destination Gettysburg. “To be selected by families themselves makes this designation even more meaningful. Gettysburg is a great family getaway, and the experience this destination offers children of all ages keeps growing.”
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.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau recently appointed Tim Haggerty as vice president of sales.
Resorts Casino Hotel announced an exciting expansion that is part of their long-term property reinvestment plan.
The $9.4 million multifaceted expansion will create an additional 12,000 square feet of event space that includes 11 new conference rooms. The changes follow the recent $35 million Jimmy Buffet-themed Margaritaville restaurant and the $70 million expansion of the hotel under Morris Bailey’s ownership.
Stockton & Partners, Inc., the Philadelphia-based full-service planning and destination management company, has partnered with Global DMC Partners, a global network of independent destination management companies.
Cvent has created a separate region for Lehigh Valley on their website dedicated to event and meeting planners. The change signals big things for the area.
Prior to being listed as its own area, Lehigh Valley was lumped in the Philadelphia region, resulting in confusion and missed opportunities. The creation will help local properties, business and companies gain a dramatic increase in their exposure to planners.
The forum, taking place Thursday, Feb. 5 at The Heldrich Hotel, gives beginning and mid-career professionals opportunities and education for professional and personal development. Attendees will network with their peers and learn from a variety of professionals.