Tourism Industry in PA

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Hearing Room #1 NOB


Tourism Industry in PA

Hearing Objective: To receive testimony on the importance of Pennsylvania’s tourism industry and its economic impact on the economy, as well as to receive input on tourism funding.

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Introduction

Panel One

9:15 a.m.   

PA Department of Community & Economic Development, DCED, Carrie Lepore, Deputy Secretary of Marketing and Tourism and Film

9:30 a.m.

Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PLRA), John Longstreet, President & CEO

Panel Two

9:45 a.m.

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Chris Barrett, President & CEO

10:00 a.m. 

Kalahari Resorts, Don Pleau, General Manager 

Panel Three 

10:15 a.m.

Visit Philadelphia,Jim Werner, VP. of Hotel Industry Relations & Tourism Development, and Paula Butler, EVP / VP of Communications.

10:30 a.m.

Visit Hershey/Harrisburg, Mary Smith, President & CEO

10:45 a.m.

Final Questions & Answers/Closing Remarks

11:00 a.m.

Hearing Adjournment