PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Explore Utah Valley, the convention and visitors bureau for Utah Valley, is pleased to announce that team member Erin Scott has been chosen for the Smart Meetings 2019 Rising Stars award.
Serving as the organization’s destination sales manager, Erin focuses on creating awareness of the area and attracting people to Utah Valley for travel. Erin truly helps visitors to find their happy here. She has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years, with sales experience at Marriott properties and a previous role with Explore Utah Valley.
“Erin’s genuine care for her clients, coupled with her deep knowledge of our unique location—that offers both urban and mountain adventures—has been instrumental in helping bring visibility to our area throughout the United States and beyond,” said Joel Racker, President and CEO of Explore Utah Valley. “She fully deserves this honor, and we couldn’t be prouder of her and everything that she has accomplished for Explore Utah Valley.
Utah Valley’s travel economy generated more than $500 million in taxable sales in 2017, resulting in $17.2 million city and county tourism taxes. These statistics represent visitors who experience a wide range of activities in and around Utah Valley, from mountain and lake adventures to dining, shopping, and taking in historical and cultural events. Located in the lap of the stunning Wasatch mountains, the county is an ideal location for corporate and association meetings, conventions, family get-togethers, adventure vacations, and more.
“One of the coolest things about Erin receiving this award is that she is the only person representing a CVB (convention & visitors bureau) or a DMO (destination marketing organization) selected as a Rising Star. All of the other winners represented companies and hotels,” said Lee Adamson, Explore Utah Valley Director of Sales.
The Smart Women in Meetings 2019 awards recognizes uplifting and inspirational women in the meetings industry selected by their peers across several categories including Visionaries, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders, Stellar Performers, and Rising Stars. The annual awards are chosen through a nomination process and presented in a special edition of Smart Meetings magazine.
About Explore Utah Valley
Located in the heart of the state, Utah Valley provides the perfect setting for strengthening connections. Utah Valley has a welcoming culture and is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains with picturesque lakes, waterfalls and mountain views. It touts the best access to everything you want in Utah: majestic mountain slopes, great event spaces, historic downtowns with international cuisine, boutique shopping and entertainment for every taste as well as inspiring national parks. Bring your family and come find your happy here. Visit ExploreUtahValley.com for more information on events, festivals, dining, shopping, recreational opportunities, mountain excursions, and other family-friendly activities.