Pigeon Forge has been awarded the bid to host Heartland Travel Showcase for March 2 – 5, 2017!! Marketplace will be held at the LeConte Center and this is something we have been working on for several months! A big thank you goes out to Music Road Hospitality for working with the meeting planner from Heartland. Both Music Road Inn & Music Road Hotel will be the host hotels for this conference!!! We anticipate additional overflow to another hotel if needed.
The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism will be attending Heartland 2015 in Chicago, please plan to attend. Also, plan on budgeting and attending in 2016 where Pigeon Forge will be a major sponsor!
Seminar: September 30, 2014 at The Holiday Inn Convention Center 8:30-10:30AM
Revenue seminar flyer 2
The Sevier County Hospitality Alliance (SCHA) – 2014 Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (11:30am – 1:00pm) at the Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. The SCHA Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize many hospitality industry members that have demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership, service, professionalism and community/civic affairs in the Sevier County Hospitality and Tourism Industry. Please make plans to attend this important luncheon and RSVP to Jackie Leatherwood email@example.com, Ken Maples at KenLMaples@aol.com or Christie Connatser at firstname.lastname@example.org The cost to attend (which includes a lunch buffet) is $20 per person.
The 2014 Housekeeping Tournament of Champions was the biggest ever with 17 teams participating! Thank you to Sysco Guest Supply for sponsoring this event and to Music Road Hotel for Hosting!
Channel 10 WBIR Caught some of the action for Live at Five at Four To view Click on Link www.wbir.com/media/cinematic/video/15040909/housekeeper-tournament-of-champions
You are invited to Tourism Talks! Learn from the best!
Special Guest Speaker: Scott Alexander, Program Manager
“Digital Advertising Tips to Maximize Your ROI”
The PFDOT invites you to attend a Digital Advertising presentation focused on helping you maximize your in-house digital advertising efforts. Scott Alexander will deliver a presentation on digital advertising best practices used by some of the country’s largest travel brands. Tips will include market intelligence and strategic planning, creative testing, tracking and analysis. The focus is to share information to help city businesses maximize digital advertising dollars in an increasingly complex and competitive landscape.
Tuesday, September 9 8:30 am at LeConte Center, North Conference Room
Please park in the lot at 2986 Teaster Lane
When you think about progressive composting and recycling programs, big cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles might come to mind—yet one of the most efficient composting facilities in the world….www.yesmagazine.org/planet/sevier-county-composting
The Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association website is under construction and in development. The RFP process has been completed and the committee will soon announce a vendor and establish a project completion timeline. Until then, this site will be maintained and updated by administrative personnel.
The Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Council & Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
In preparation for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Winterfest hosted a workshop to help re-generate the excitement of Winterfest- the most successful countywide event every!
Please join in making this 25th Anniversary of Winterfest the best yet!
v Winterfest economic impact in Sevier County over 24 years
v Insight and advice on the purchase of lighting and displays
v Return on Investment (ROI) for your business and community
v Tips on how to create a multi-year lighting and display plan
v How to grow your revenue on a budget with curb appeal/light displays
v Energy efficiency guidelines on lighting and displays
v Hands-on décor ideas and display suggestions
Winterfest Workshop Vendor Information