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Veteran operators continue to spend big to scare haunted attraction enthusiasts

Veteran operators continue to spend big to scare haunted attraction enthusiasts

National Civil War Museum: Hotel tax allocation is critical to marketing

National Civil War Museum: Hotel tax allocation is critical to marketing

TOP 100 2014: Trivia

TOP 100 2014: Trivia

Hospitality & Tourism News

Newsmakers: Hospitality

Business featured this week: Alegre Concierge Services LLC Read More »»

HHM continues to grow West Coast hotel management operations

Hersha Hospitality Management LP, which does business as HHM, continues to grow its West Coast hotel management operations. Read More »»

Mecum expands to Northeast with four-day Harrisburg collector-car event

Robert Zubrickie grew up around cars, but he's never been to an auction. Read More »»

As Lancaster County changes, so does business in Amish community

Lancaster County is strongly identified with its Amish residents and, as it turns out, that bond goes both ways. Read More »»

Midstate businesses share some of the region's best fringe benefits

Food truck Fridays, dogs at work and unlimited vacation policies. Read More »»

Only 300 volunteer spots left for 2015 U.S. Women's Open

More than 2,200 volunteers for the 2015 U.S. Women's Open have registered in just under four weeks, leaving less than 300 positions available, the United States Golf Association announced today. Read More »»

Can-Am Games economic impact: $1M

The Can-Am Games being held this week in York are expected to generate about $1 million in economic impact for York County. Read More »»

Landing Zone Lancaster sets July 14 soft opening

Tactical gaming facility Landing Zone Lancaster has set a soft opening date of July 14, with a public grand opening to follow in August. Read More »»

New Lebanon County tourism agency taking shape

Lebanon County's new tourism team has about 25 people interested in serving on the organization's board, according to Mary Foltz, chairwoman of the county's tourism transition team. Read More »»

Rebranded Hampton Inn & Suites opens near Hersheypark

York Township-based Springwood Hospitality LLC, a hotel development and management company, has opened a Hampton Inn & Suites in South Hanover Township. Read More »»

Spooky Nook Sports to add hotel, restaurant within facility

Spooky Nook Sports is adding a hotel and restaurant to its facility in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, which is the largest indoor sports complex in the country. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Other

Businesses featured this week: High Companies, Mx2 Event Design Read More »»

York County OK'd to raise hotel tax

Language is included in a House Bill passed by the General Assembly that would allow the York County commissioners to increase the county hotel tax from 3 percent to 5 percent. Read More »»

Youth wrestling tournament expected to make $3M for York County

York County will be hosting a youth wrestling tournament expected to draw thousands of wrestlers, coaches, officials and spectators and generate $3 million in direct economic impact over three years. Read More »»

Civil War preservation will mean razing brewpub, hotel

The Appalachian Brewing Co. and Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters on Buford Avenue in Gettysburg will be razed next year as part of a plan by the Civil War Trust to conserve and restore the property that was key in the 1863 battle. Read More »»

Martin's Lancaster convention center plan passes 2-1

After about two years of intense negotiation and a big dose of last-minute drama, the Lancaster County Convention Center has put the threat of default behind it for five years. Read More »»

In brief: Hersha opens fifth Hampton Inn in Manhattan

Harrisburg-based Hersha Hospitality Trust now has five Hampton Inn hotels in Manhattan. Read More »»

Visitors Bureau reverses vote, is back in convention center plan

The Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau has reversed course from its Tuesday decision and is now back on board with a financing plan for the Lancaster County Convention Center. Read More »»

Lancaster mayor still hopeful on convention center plan

Despite an impending deadline and a second party yesterday saying no to a financing plan for the Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster City Mayor Rick Gray says he's still "very optimistic" that an agreement will be reached. Read More »»

Visitors Bureau out of Lancaster convention center plan

The Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau voted today to back out of a multi-party financing plan for the Lancaster County Convention Center, according to PDCVB President Kathleen Frankford. Read More »»


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