National Tourism Week May 4th – 12th

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

250x250    Eye  On AnnapolisThe Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) will join cities and states across the country in celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, May 4-12, 2013 by encouraging area residents and visitors to experience the Travel Effect.  

AAACCVB President and CEO Connie Del Signore says her organization will use the week to reinforce the overall sense of wellbeing travel helps to instill in individuals. “It’s easy to take the transforming power of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay for granted, but the appeal of the destination doesn’t come by chance. Our reputation is reinforced by the many business owners who focus daily on providing their customers with exceptional services and experiences. During Travel & Tourism Week, we’ll introduce area residents and visitors to a few of these exceptional individuals.” In addition to improving a person’s mindset, travel boosts the local economy. In 2011, 5.57 million individuals spent $3.17 billion while visiting Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay.

All interested individuals who want to learn more about how some Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay businesses epitomize the Travel Effect are invited to stop by the Senator John C. Astle Conference Room at the AAACCVB’s 26 West Street Visitors Center in Annapolis on Thursday, May 9, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the Travel Effect program will include city and county proclamations, the introduction of key Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay Travel Effect providers, and a sneak preview of the AAACCVB’s new Visitor Ambassador Program that kicks off Memorial Day weekend. Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, and Miss Annapolis, Jade Kenny, have been invited to join in the festivities.

From noon until 2:00 p.m., everyone who stops by the Visitors Center will be invited to enjoy ice cream created specifically for National Travel & Tourism Week compliments of Annapolis Ice Cream Company. Guests will be asked to try and identify the secret ingredient that gives the “Chesapeake Chip” ice cream its special kick.

Since ice cream is a universal feel good treat, the AAACCVB randomly will give away coupons and “I’m part of the Travel Effect” stickers to 100 individuals who stop by the 26 West Street Visitors Center from May 4 through May 12. The sticker and coupon can be redeemed for an ice cream cone of the winner’s choice at Annapolis Ice Cream Company.

The AAACCVB is a nonprofit, membership-based, destination marketing organization that generates revenues for the local economy by promoting Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay to leisure and business travelers across the country and around the world.

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