• Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. Attendees enjoying complimentary water ice from Annie’s Water Ice. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    2. Tethered hot air balloon rides with the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    3. Face painting. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    4. Jerry Lepping addressing guests.

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

     5. Jerry Lepping and William Haas with several spring grant recipients. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    6. Attendees enjoying a Mission BBQ meal. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    7. Bill Haas, owner of Pen Ryn Estate and president of Bucks County CVB Board of Directors, Jeff Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, Molly Lowell, Mercer Museum, Lisa Tremper Hanover, director and CEO of the Michener Museum, and Jerry Lepping, president and COO of Visit Bucks County. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    8. Balloon making for the kids. 

  • Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    9. Awards ready for presentation: Hospitality Leadership Award went to Naomi Naylor, executive director of Quakertown Alive!; Guest Service Excellence Award went to Natalie Blumberg, director of sales at the Holiday Inn Express in Quakertown; Rising Star Award went to Jessica Nugent, aquatics director at Sesame Place; Community Service Award went to Discover Doylestown; and Dedicated Partner Award went to Joe Capone, executive director at Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

Visit Bucks County hosted its annual Tourism Day Celebration on May 3, 2016. This year, the celebration was held from 4-7 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Visit Bucks County kicked off the event by recognizing five inspiring tourism and hospitality professionals in its annual Travel and Tourism Week Awards. VBC also announced 31 spring tourism grant recipients, with over $200,000 allocated for various marketing programs, exhibits and initiatives.

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 

 

Corporate leaders have long favored doing business on the golf course. Whether they’re spending a gorgeous day on the links, interacting with prospective clients or just talking shop over 18 holes, it’s a perfect opportunity to spend a few uninterrupted hours with colleagues or clients.