Visit Bucks County Hands Out Awards for National Travel and Tourism Week

From left to right: Kelly Doody, MaryLou Henderson, Sherry Jackson, Nick & Evann Rogers at Moss Mill Brewing Co.
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For National Travel and Tourism Week, Visit Bucks County presented awards to five individuals and organizations.

All five individuals and organizations have been recognized by Visit Bucks County, the region’s tourism agency. The awards were announced in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday.

The winners were nominated by their peers in the local hospitality industry.

Visit Bucks County and Bucks County Commissioners celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week during the event.

“We are pleased to join Visit Bucks County in proclaiming May 2-8 as National Travel and Tourism Week in Bucks County,” said Bucks County Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia, “as well as for celebrate the people in the hospitality industry who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to support the company they work for, and the customers they serve. ”

The 2021 Bucks County Travel and Tourism Week award winners:

  • Innovative company award: Moss Mill Brewing Company
    This award recognizes a business / organization that has implemented new and creative ways to continue serving customers during the pandemic.
  • Guest Award of Excellence: MaryLou Henderson; Continental Tavern
    This award is given to a frontline staff member with a positive attitude who is willing to go the extra mile to help visitors and interact with customers on a daily basis.
  • Hotel leadership award: Sherry Jackson; Candlewood Suites Bensalem-Philadelphia
    This award honors an individual who embodies all of the qualities of a good manager while leading and motivating their staff, thereby increasing the number of visits to Bucks County.
  • Rising Star Award: Kelly Doody, Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE-Bensalem
    This award is given to a young professional aspiring to a long career in the tourism / hospitality industry.
  • Dedicated partner price: Pennsylvania Restaurant and Accommodation Association (PRLA)
    This award honors an entity that not only helps bring more visitors to Bucks County, but has also made a difference through their dedication to working with the tourist board.

The prices were announced after a difficult year for the local tourism industry due to the pandemic.

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