TripAdvisor awarded Certificates of Hospitality in 2015 to the Wildwoods Convention Center and the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

The travel website hands out the certificates to hospitality organizations that continue to attain outstanding traveler reviews. Customers give the convention center and the boardwalk stellar reviews, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Of note, TripAdvisor also named the Wildwoods the overall U.S. winner in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards for 2015. These awards give recognition to 52 areas around the world that have garnered the greatest positive feedback and interest on the website year-over-year. Ten destinations were named to the list, with the Wildwoods boasting the top spot.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized with Certificates of Excellence in Hospitality for both the Wildwoods Convention Center and boardwalk by TripAdvisor; recognition which further validates their naming us as the No. 1 Destination on the Rise,” says John Siciliano, executive director, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority. “Everyone here works tirelessly to make the Wildwoods one of the country’s most popular family vacation destinations, and we are grateful that our work is paying off for our visitors, who then share their positive experiences online to encourage others to come make similar memories with their families.”

This summer, New York is welcoming its first sports betting bar and casino, Rivers Sportsbook Schenectady. The lounge, designed by DMAC Architecture, is approximately 1,800 square feet of comfortable chairs with charging ports, betting terminals and a gaming floor. With walls covered in high definition televsions, Rivers Sportsbook allows guests to place bets on several different games rather than just focusing on one.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort revealed its recent expansion with a ribbon cutting on May 2. The expansion included several additions and renovations to the resort's event space.

Before the expansion, Mount Airy Casino Resort lacked space to accommodate large scale meetings and conventions, but now it has a full-service four-star diamond resort that can accommodate 750 guests seated or 1,200 standing.