The Palm Beaches Celebrates the Future of Travel on Travel Rally Day – Boca Raton’s most trusted news source

Travel Rally Day Participants

Announcement of the winner of the Providencia Prize; Partner of the Year awards revealed

Boca Raton, Florida – Discover The palm beaches (DTPB), Palm Beach County’s official tourism marketing organization, hosted key industry representatives from the travel and tourism community to celebrate Travel Rally Day at the golf entertainment venue, Drive Shack on Friday, May 6, 2022, in West Palm Beach. At this year’s event, Equestrian sports productions received on 30and Providencia Award and the DTPB Partner of the Year Awards honored The Boca Raton in the accommodation category, as well as Pura Vida Divers in the non-accommodation category.

Travel Rally Day concludes the 39and Annual National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW), highlighting the collective strength of the travel industry in the United States. NTTW serves to champion the power of the tourism industry and this year’s theme is #FutureOfTravel – a brief reflection on where we have been, and a focus on where, as an industry, we are going. NTTW shed light on the critical role travel has played in driving economic growth and building the way forward through the Future of Travel theme. This year’s theme also reinforces how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations, and reconnect travelers in the United States and around the world. world.

The Providencia Award is given by DTPB to a local business, organization or individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary contribution to the vitality and prosperity of The Palm Beaches as a premier tourist destination. Winners are chosen by popular public vote. This year’s nominees were: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Equestrian Sport Productions and Related Southeast.

“On behalf of our entire team at Equestrian Sport Productions, we are honored to be among the recipients of the Providencia Award,” said Michael Stone, President of Equestrian Sport Productions. “The list of past winners is respected and distinguished, and we feel fortunate to now be named among them. The residents and visitors of Palm Beach County are essential to the success and growth of our location, Wellington International, and we will strive to continue to provide them with meaningful experiences for years to come, while drawing attention to the amazing lifestyles and attractions available. in The Palm Beaches.

Additionally, DTPB presents Partner of the Year awards in two categories, accommodation and non-accommodation, to recognize tourism organizations whose commendable efforts help DTPB achieve its mission, vision and brand promise by implementing programs innovative marketing strategies and participating in destination programs.

“National Travel and Tourism Week allows us to shine a light on the value of tourism to our local economy and highlight the attractions, hotels and people who have contributed significantly to great tours and experiences in our county,” said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The. Palm beaches. “Thanks in large part to our phenomenal partners, The Palm Beaches returned in 2021 to near pre-pandemic levels with 7.9 million visitors and a record $5.5 billion in visitor spending. We are on track to break more records in 2022, continuing to rebuild tourism, the biggest economic driver of The Palm Beaches and one that has become a shared community value for building and promoting our brand in the whole world.

The travel and hospitality industry in The Palm Beaches supports over 70,000 jobs and generates an economic impact of $7.8 billion. To learn more about National Travel and Tourism Week, Click here.

About Discover Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches is the official accredited 501(c)(6) non-profit tourism marketing organization promoting the collection of 39 cities and towns commonly known as The palm beaches, which spans more than 2,300 square miles and boasts 47 miles of pristine beaches, from Highland Beach and Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta. Charged with increasing visitation and the local tourism economy, the organization works year-round to bring travelers from around the state, country, and world to visit Palm Beach County. The Palm Beaches have a rich history of hospitality as America’s premier resort destination® and tourism is among Palm Beach County’s top industries, generating $7.8 billion in economic impact in 2021 .

The Palm Beaches are home to more than 18,400 hotel rooms and offer more than 100 family attractions, an abundance of award-winning, world-class luxury restaurants, and 125 miles of peaceful waterways for activities on or in the water. , including 160 artificial reefs that border the Gulf Stream current of the Atlantic Ocean. 160 golf courses have earned it the nickname Florida’s Golf Capital®, as well as The Cultural Capital of Florida® due to its thriving entertainment scene of over 200 arts and cultural organizations. Located along I-95, The Palm Beaches is accessible via Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), which offers more than 200 daily non-stop flights across the United States and seasonal lifts to/from Canada. The Palm Beaches are also conveniently located just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International airports.

For more information on The Palm Beaches, visit www.ThePalmBeaches.com or on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and ICT Tac). Visitors and residents can take advantage of countywide offers through The Palm Beaches Savings Pass. They can also connect to palm beach tv for 24/7 streaming content from the destinations hotels, attractions, restaurants and experiences.