Meet Atlantic City has recently revealed that Triple Play REALTOR Convention and Trade Expo officials have signed a three-year deal to remain in Atlantic City for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The convention, which brings in more than 8,000 attendees each year, features 80 educational seminars led by top industry experts. The expo also holds 325 booths that give visitors cutting-edge tools they can use to enhance their real estate business. The annual estimated impact is more than $4.8 million each year.

“We are thrilled that the Triple Play REALTOR Convention has elected to remain with us here in Atlantic City through 2018,” says Jim Wood, president and CEO, Meet AC. “Meet AC is committed to growing the convention business in Atlantic City. The convention industry has a tremendous impact on Atlantic City’s economy as evidenced by the tremendous impact Triple Play REALTOR Convention will have on our local hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and casinos each year.”

The tri-state event—co-sponsored by the New Jersey, New York State and Pennsyvania association of REALTORS—has been hosted at the Atlantic City Convention Center since its conception 15 years ago. Prior to the Triple Play event, the New Jersey REALTORS held their annual convent in Atlantic City since 1917.

“The Meet AC Team and the Atlantic City Convention Center staff have been amazing partners in our convention planning process and we couldn’t have asked for a better understanding of the needs of our group and their help to make our events a success,” says Maureen Murphy, show manager, Triple Play REALTOR Convention. “Our decision to remain in Atlantic City has been a long time in the making.”

Last November, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a comprehensive $450 million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs” recovery package to support New York’s hard-hit tourism sector. Part of that package is a $25 million “Meet in New York” grant program that focuses on venues and events that generate and support business-related travel. “This holistic approach to visitation recognizes the spending habits of business and convention travelers for overnight stays, food, and activities,” the governor’s press office noted.

 

After having closed its doors in November 2019 for an extensive renovation, The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages on Shelter Island, New York, is accepting reservations beginning July 15. The 49-room luxury property, which dates to 1927, will be reopening under the ownership of a collaboration between Cape Resorts, a hospitality investment and management company specializing in adaptive reuse and historical preservation of resort properties, and the Petry family, who has owned and operated the resort since 1961. 

 

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”