Winners Will Be Honored at Adrian Awards Gala Jan. 26, 2009 in New York City

(Bucks County, PA) The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will recognize Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB) with a Gold & Bronze Adrian Award for Advertising Excellence for its winning entry in the 52nd annual Adrian Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.

HSMAI will pay tribute to Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau during the 19th annual HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala, a black-tie affair attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel and tourism marketing executives, on Jan. 26, 2009 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. The 2008 Marketing Campaign “Bucks On Your Mind” targeted the Metropolitan New York area by blanketing their commuter rail trains with 850 train cards and 70 platform posters.

The Gold Award was given to honor advertising excellence for the “Bucks On Your Mind” series featuring several different creatives. The Bronze Award was for the individual creative in the series featuring the Bowman Hill’s Wildflower Preserve. As a Gold Winner, the BCCVB will be advanced to Platinum Award Judging as well as highlighted in a Gold Winners video presentation and listed on event signage at the Gala in January.

 ““This is a fantastic honor for Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau and it’s the result of our entire team working progressively to bring fresh and creative messages to bring visitors to Bucks County” states David West, Marketing Director at the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau.

This year’s contest attracted nearly 1,300 entries from around the world, with entries judged by top executives from all sectors of the industry. 

In addition to celebrating Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau award-winning work, the Gala honors lifetime achievement and the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” All winning entries will be accessible in the Adrian Awards Winners Gallery online following the gala at www.adrianawards.com.   
HSMAI is the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and members at annual events, including HSMAI's Affordable Meetings®. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. For more information on HSMAI, contact the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, Va. 22102; (703) 506-3280; fax (703) 506-3266, or visit the website at www.hsmai.org.  


Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
215 639 0300 x231

About Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB)
The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  . For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00a.m until 5:00 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.