• PA Kicks Off Travel Season With 2015 Guide

     
    POSTED March 23, 2015
     

The arrival of spring means travel season is upon us.  The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is making it easier for visitors with the release of their 2015 Vacation Guide.

The brochure lists our state’s fan favorites, flavors and landscapes via stories geared toward sports enthusiasts, foodies and more. It’s available online at visitpa.com/pa-vacation-guide or by phone at 1.800.VISIT.PA. Starting in April, Welcome Centers across the state will carry the guide.

“Travelers are offered the chance to explore the incredible history, outdoor recreation, city escapes and hidden gems that Pennsylvania’s 11 tourism regions offer,” says Dennis Davin, acting secretary for the Department of Community and Economic Development. “Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a week-long excursion Pennsylvania’s 2015 Vacation Guide is sure to provide the perfect vacation plan as we kick off the travel season.”

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.