Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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
PA Department of Community & Economic Development, DCED, Carrie Lepore, Deputy Secretary of Marketing and Tourism and Film
Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PLRA), John Longstreet, President & CEO
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Chris Barrett, President & CEO
Kalahari Resorts, Don Pleau, General Manager
Visit Philadelphia,Jim Werner, VP. of Hotel Industry Relations & Tourism Development, and Paula Butler, EVP / VP of Communications.
Visit Hershey/Harrisburg, Mary Smith, President & CEO
Final Questions & Answers/Closing Remarks