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Bureau releases local tourism economic profile sheet for 2015

Published: May 1, 2015

HH Regional Visitors Bureau joins U.S. Travel Association to promote power of travel & tourism industry during 32nd Annual National Tourism Week May 2 – 10, 2015 with release of local economic profile sheet.

Harrisburg, PA – The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) today released the latest Regional Tourism Economic Impact Profile Sheet with the latest economic impact research and statistics related to Pennsylvania's Hershey Harrisburg Region which includes Dauphin County and Perry County.

The bureau will be making a number of exciting announcements in celebration of the 32nd Annual National Travel & Tourism Week that begins on May 2 and runs through May 10, 2015. National Travel & Tourism Week, led by the U.S. Travel Association, serves to educate local residents, political leaders, and community stakeholders on the importance of sustaining and supporting a local tourism industry.

Additional events and announcements for the week of May 4-8, 2015:

Saturday, May 2           

Press Event at 9am - Paddle for PA Tourism Boat Launch at Riverfront Campground

Speakers from the PA Association of Travel & Tourism (PATT)

Location: 9 Newport Road, Duncannon, PA 17020      

Media Contact: Matt Price – 814.577.7714   

Monday, May 4                      

Tourism Conference - PA Travel & Tourism Summit – May 4-6, 2015           

Hosted by the PA Association of Travel & Tourism (PATT)

Location: Hilton Harrisburg

Media Contact: Rob Fulton – 717.433.6813

Tuesday, May 5

Proclamation by Dauphin County Commissioners will name May 2-10, 2015 as National Tourism Day in Dauphin County.

Reading will take place during breakfast at PATT Conference at 8am.

Media Contact: Amy Harinath – 717.943.6260

Economic Report - A new Economic Impact Report on the Top 25 events in the region associated with the visitors bureau will be issued by HHRVB.

Wednesday, May 6

Web Site Launch - HHRVB will release details of the region’s new official travel & tourism web site that will be launched that day.

Thursday, May 7                    

New Video Debut - A new destination promotion video for the region will be released by the HHRVB.


MEDIA INTERVIEWS: HHRVB President Mary Smith will be available throughout the week for media interviews regarding National Tourism Week and the economic benefits of a healthy local tourism industry. Due to her busy schedule as an active member of the PA Association of Travel & Tourism (PATT) Executive Committee which is holding its annual statewide tourism summit this week at the Hilton in Harrisburg; please try to make any interview requests at least 24-hours in advance. HHRVB will make every effort to accommodate all interview requests. Contact or cell 717.884.3328.


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The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) is the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) serving Pennsylvania’s Dauphin and Perry counties. This Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) accredited organization is committed to actively marketing the region locally, domestically, and internationally to leisure and business travelers; meeting & convention planners; sporting event producers; and group tour leaders. For more information go to, or call 877-727-8573.

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Cell: 717.884.3328

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