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Destination Gettysburg wins statewide award

Pennsylvania Meetings + Events magazine honors Adams County organization

10/11/2016

 

The readers of Pennsylvania Meetings + Events – a trade publication targeting meeting, conference and event planners – have voted Destination Gettysburg the top destination marketing organization of cities/towns less than 25,000 people.

The award was presented as part of Pennsylvania Meetings + Events’ annual “Best of Pennsylvania” ceremony last week in Philadelphia. Other finalists included the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau as well as Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

"We are proud of this accomplishment," said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. "This is evidence of the hard work of the staff, the board of directors, as well as the membership of Destination Gettysburg."

The meetings market – which encompasses conventions, conferences and events – is an important part of Destination Gettysburg’s marketing, the organization said. While Gettysburg is largely a leisure travel destination, meetings and conferences provide substantial economic benefits year-round and during the week.

“This award is especially important because it marks our accomplishments in the meetings market - an important component in local tourism,” said Flowers. “The readers of Pennsylvania Meetings + Events magazine - largely meeting planners - have voted their confidence in Destination Gettysburg as well as its members.”

Destination Gettysburg markets heavily to meeting and event planners in the Mid-Atlantic United States, especially to those interested in unique meeting and event venues as well as those looking to participate in the destination’s popular leadership development programs – which connect the community’s rich history to modern-day decisions that are made in today’s organizations and corporations.

“Destination Gettysburg was selected by our readers for its helpful and knowledgeable team that makes every meeting or event in the Gettysburg region memorable and successful,” said Nancy DePalma, editor of Pennsylvania Meetings + Events.

Additionally, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center received top honors in the state as “Best Historic or Cultural Venue” edging out the Phoenixville Foundry and the Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center. Gettysburg’s “The Flower Boutique” also won as “Best Florist” in the state.

Several other members of Destination Gettysburg were named as finalists in their respective categories. Those businesses include:

  • Adams County Winery and Hauser Estate Winery – Runners-up, Best Winery with Event Space
  • Gettysburg Hotel – Runner-up, Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (less than 200 rooms)
  • Wyndham Gettysburg – Runner-up, Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (more than 200 rooms)
  • Premiere #1 Limousine Service – Winner, Best Transportation Provider

Also, Jeremy Hess Photographers – the company that photographs and films for much of Destination Gettysburg’s print and digital marketing – was named “Best Photographer/Videographer.”

For a complete list of winners, visit http://pa.meetingsmags.com/2016-best-pennsylvania-winners.

Destination Gettysburg, the official destination marketing organization, markets Gettysburg – Adams County as a premier travel destination, producing a positive economic impact.

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