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Meet Tom Loftus

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Tom Loftus was recently hired as vice president of communications for Visit Pittsburgh.

CRDA Honors Outstanding Customer Service

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority honored 26 individuals last night May, 6 at the 18th Annual Atlantic City Host Awards.

The awards, presented each year during National Travel and Tourism Week, acknowledge and inspire outstanding customer service by tourism, hospitality and retail industry employees who contribute to the success of Atlantic City as a sought-after destination.

Visit Bucks County Announces Tourism Awards

In conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week, yesterday, Visit Bucks County handed out awards during its Travel & Tourism Annual Awards breakfast.

The program honors industry employees and organizations for their accomplishments, service and leadership. The awards included Hospitality Leadership Award, Guest Excellence Award, Community Service Award and the Rising Star Award.

New Communications VP for VisitPITTSBURGH

VisitPITTSBURGH has announced the hiring of Tom Loftus as vice president of communications.

In his new role, Lofts will be in charge of managing and executing all internal and external communications programs, while also incorporating multimedia and digital communication tools that support and enhance the organization’s goals and mission.

PHLCVB CEO Meets at the White House

Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau met with travel industry leaders from across the nation at the White House on April 29 to discuss the affect of international trade policies on various business sectors, including travel, with senior Obama administration officials.

Mayoral Candidates Forum

All seven Philadelphia mayoral candidates recently met to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the travel and tourism industry.

The candidates met during the Mayoral Candidates Forum on Hospitality and Tourism, hosted by five major tourism industry organizations at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. The organizations were the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and Visit Philadelphia.

Destination Gettysburg Announces New Hire

Destination Gettysburg has announced a new addition to their team.

The CVB hired Aimee Reif as its new group sales manager. In her role, she will work with group travel planners to book trips to Gettysburg and Adams County.

“Aimee brings a wealth of experience in working with group tour operators and group travel leaders,” says Jenny McConnell, director of sales, Destination Gettysburg. “We’re excited to have her on board and grow this segment of travel in Adams County.”

Gettysburg Named a Site to See

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.”

Philly Uses Media Attention to Curate Top Spots

Based off of Philly attractions that received press coverage earlier this year, Visit Philadelphia has created a new itinerary for visitors and residents alike.

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