• PRLA and PATT to host joint Tourism Summit

     
    POSTED December 18, 2015
     

The Pennsylvania Association of Travel and Tourism and the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association have joined forces to host a 2016 Tourism Summit at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos, Pa.

This partnership allows both organization to amp up energy, present enlightening educational sessions and provide vital networking opportunities.

Details:

  • PRLA will host their portion of the Tourism Summit beginning on Sunday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 17.
  • PATT will host their portion of the Tourism Summit beginning the evening of Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18.

Some of the collaborative opportunities:

  • PATT and PRLA will host a joint awards reception on Monday, May 16.
  • On Tuesday, May 17, we will host some joint educational opportunities together, including plans for the Pocono Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau to host both organizations as part of their Annual Tourism Luncheon in the Poconos

More details are forthcoming, but for now, we can all look forward to the 2016 summit.

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