PMVB Celebrates Tourism Day


THE ‘POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU IS PREPPING BUSINESSES PREPPING BUREAU IS VISITORS MOUNTAINS THE ‘POCONO INDUSTRY. TOURISM THE POCONOS’ BIG BUCKS FOR WHICH BRINGS APPROACHING… SEASON IS FAST THE SUMMER ((NICK)) 3 from 55 to 60.highs will range warm. Tomorrow’s highs will range from 55 to 60. 3 ((NICK)) THE SUMMER SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING… WHICH BRINGS BIG BUCKS FOR THE POCONOS’ TOURISM INDUSTRY. THE ‘POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU IS PREPPING BUSINESSES FOR WHAT’S TO COME… WHILE ADDRESSING THE PROGRESS ALREADY MADE. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER BRIANNA STRUNK JOINS US LIVE FROM STROUDSBURG TO EXPLAIN. BRIANNA? 3 ((BRIANNA))NICK, IT’S ‘NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK’. TO CELEBRATE, THE VISITORS BUREAU HELD A SPECIAL PRESENTATION TODAY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. 3 ((BRIANNA))THANKS TO THE SIGHTS…. SLIDES… AND SLOPES… TOURISM IS THE POCONOS NUMBER-ONE INDUSTRY. BRIDGET WEBER- THE FRENCH MANOR INN & SPA “IT’S VITAL. I WOULD SAY THAT IT’S OUR LIFELINE.”THE ‘POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU’ HELD THIS MEETING — TO DISCUSS HOW TOURISM HELPS THE LOCAL ECONOMY. STEVE ERTLE- BAYMONT INN & SUITES “AND WE ALL NEED THOSE NUMBERS TO GAUGE HOW WE’RE GOING TO MARKET OUR BUSINESSES IN THE COMING YEAR.”TOURISM LEADERS ALSO ‘PICKED UP’ ON THE PROGRESS OF THEIR ‘ANTI- LITTERING CAMPAIGN’. SINCE LAST SPRING, CONTRACTED CREWS HAVE COLLECTED 35-HUNDRED BAGS OF HIGHWAY TRASH. BRIAN BOSSUYT- POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU “WE’RE WORKING WITH SOME OF OUR SURROUNDING COUNTIES TO MAKE MORE OF AN ANTI-LITTERING COALITION.””THE VISITORS BUREAU ALSO ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PUBLISH A FOUR-COUNTY TRAVEL GUIDE WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.”200-THOUSAND COPIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT FIVE STATES. BRIAN BOSSUYT- EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU “WE REALLY THINK IT’S A GOOD TABLE PIECE PEOPLE CAN HOLD ON TO.”THIS MEETING GAVE US ‘A TASTE’ OF THE NEWLY- LAUNCHED ‘RESTRAUNT MONTH’. UNTIL MAY 19TH, YOU CAN ‘DIG IN’ TO SPECIAL DISHES AND DISCOUNTS AT 33 PARTICIPATING EATERIES. BRIAN BOSSUYT- EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU “WE’VE LEARNED SOME THINGS WE WANT TO CHANGE FOR NEXT YEAR, BUT I THINK OVERALL IT’S BEEN A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN.” 3 ((BRIANNA)) AND SPEAKING OF TOURISM DRAWS, TODAY’S LUNCHON WAS HELD AT MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT’S BRAND NEW CONVENTION CENTER… WHICH WAS UNVEILED JUST LAST WEEK. LIVE IN STROUDSBURG BRIANNA STRUNK EYEWITNESS NEWS. 3 ((NICK)) 3 THE POCONO MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU ALSO TEASED TO A ‘BIG ANNOUNCEMENT’ TO COME LATER THIS MONTH. 3 ((CANDICE)) IT’S IN SO MANY FOODS, SO WHY AREN’T WE GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN IN OUR DIET? NEXT UP IN OUR HEALTHBEAT– HOW THE LACK OF PROTEIN COULD LEAD TO CHRONIC

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