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Host: Scott LaMar
The Strasburg Rail Road is known for its trips through the Amish countryside.
What to look for on Smart Talk on Monday, July 7th, with guest host Ben Allen:
It’s the summertime, which for many, means its a time for trips, festivals, and discovering new places. That could translate into a visit to the Poconos, exploring Amish Country in Lancaster County, or taking a drive out to Pittsburgh. Those trips are often cited as a big driver of economic growth: according to the state, Pennsylvania tourism is a $38.4 billion dollar industry, growing almost 4 percent from 2011 to 2012.
Behind all of those numbers and trips are regional tourism boards, First Lady Susan Corbett, and the Pennsylvania Office of Travel, Tourism and Film. They’re tasked with promoting and encouraging you and me to take a trip, and keep the economy growing.
On Monday’s Smart Talk, we’ll figure out what’s different this year, where tourism is growing and where it’s flagging, and hear all about the hidden gems in the midstate - those places that few know about but are so, so good.
Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett and Diane McGraw,Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Travel, Tourism and Film
Joel Cliff, Director of Public Relations, PA Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sharon Altland, Vice President, Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
Joining us will be First Lady Susan Corbett, Diane McGraw, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Travel, Tourism and Film, Joel Cliff, Director of Public Relations, PA Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Sharon Altland, Vice President, Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.
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