TOURISM WEEK TICKET GIVEAWAY:
Visit Bucks County joined the tourism and hospitality industry across the U.S. to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13, 2017. The annual tradition was established in 1983 and takes place in destinations across the U.S.
Come visit Bucks County, or if you're a local, be a tourist in your own backyard! We gave away tickets and gift certificates to: James A. Michener Art Museum, Mercer Museum, Sesame Place, Peddlers’ Village, Bristol Riverside Theater, The Washington House Hotel, The Raven and The Mansion Inn. A winner was chosen at approximately 4 p.m. every day during tourism week.
As reported by the U.S. Travel Association, travel generates $2.3 trillion for the U.S. economy and supports 15.3 million jobs – one of the top 10 employers of workers nationally. Here in Bucks County, tourism is making a major impact at the local level. According to Tourism Economics and Visit Philadelphia, visitor spending in Bucks County generates: $937 million in local economic impact, $126 million in federal, state and local taxes and 11,863 jobs locally.
Visit Bucks County welcomed “Bucky,” a new miniature traveling mascot this week. This small-town buck will serve as the face of Visit Bucks County’s social media adventures as the tourism agency launches a new SnapChat account. Followers will get an inside look at Bucky’s excursions as he travels the county and gains behind-the-scenes access to local attractions, shops, restaurants and places to stay. You will also be able to see his adventures on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.