Woodbridge, VA– Discover Prince William & Manassas held its annual National Tourism Week Luncheon & Industry Awards Event on May 8, at the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge. The annual industry award ceremony honors individuals and organizations who contribute to the promotion and development of Prince William & Manassas as a tourism and group destination. The industry awards are sponsored by the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association.
2015 Industry Award Winners:
Partner of the Year – Missing in America Project/Quantico National Cemetery
Tourism Champion Award – Maureen S. Caddigan, Vice Chair, Potomac District Prince William County Board of Supervisors
Tourism Leader Award – Earnie Porta, Occoquan Transportation Company
Stellar Service Award – Doug Horhota, Manassas Museum System
“Making Prince William & Manassas a great place to visit takes dedication and collaboration with business leaders, community members and elected officials.”said Ann Marie Maher, President/CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. “Our national tourism week awards allow us to recognize the importance and impact of the industry and those that have been a positive driving force over the past year.”
Keynote speaker, Dr. James F. Petrick, of Texas A&M University, presented preliminary findings from Discover Prince William & Manassas recent tourism research initiative with eBrains Inc. Nearly 100 tourism partners, elected officials and local businesses dependent on travel and tourism attended.
U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, is an annual celebration during the first week in May, to promote the impact travel has on local economies, businesses, and individuals. In its 32nd year, more than 150 communities across the country host events which showcase the positive impact of the industry.
Discover Prince William & Manassas is the Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing Prince William County and Manassas, Virginia as a destination for leisure and business travelers, group tours, conferences, meetings and events. For more information please visit discoverpwm.com