As we all know the newspapers and television stations have lately been filled with depressing news about the economy and difficulties associated with travel this summer. One can't help but feel that business this coming summer is going to be down. From what I have learned during my brief four months in the Pocono Mountains is that in the past, when the economy has been weak the tourism industry has prospered. Since most of our visitors come from the mid-Atlantic region, that means that most will drive here and most likely be able to do it on one tank of gas. All of which bodes well for us. Add to that the hassle and increased costs associated with flying, it is very possible to see vacationers opting to stay closer to home, and all of this speaks well for the Pocono Mountains. I really feel this could be our best summer ever. That doesn't mean it is just going to happen, but the potential is there. If you are interested in learning more we have an upcoming event you might want to attend.
On May 15th the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau will be hosting a day long educational program at The Inn at Pocono Manor featuring a highly respected and world renowned futurist Ed Barlow. He will speak to "The Future of Travel and Tourism". Following that our advertising agency and public relations agencies will share with the audience the planned roll out of some exciting plans for motivating leisure travels to come to the Pocono Mountains. After a hospitality awards luncheon the afternoon will be dedicated to small group discussions on how best to maximize our opportunities to promote tourism to the Pocono Mountains. All this for $75 for PMVB members or $95 for non-members. If you'd like to attend please contact Adriane at 570.421.5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.