First Annual Somerset County
Salute to Tourism Awards
Recognizing the Economic Contributions of Organizations and Individuals Made through Tourism
The First Annual Somerset Salute to Tourism Awards Breakfast Gala is designed to recognize dedicated individuals and organizations that have gone beyond the call of duty to provide superior experiences for visitors to Somerset County or to strengthen our community through exceptional Tourism efforts. Visit our Salute to Tourism Awards website for more details on this exciting new program and fundraiser hosted by the 501(c)3 charitable organization, Somerset County Tourism.
Announcing Our Distinguished Keynote Speaker!
We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Becker, author of the acclaimed Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, as our featured keynote speaker. Overbooked examines the successes and challenges of the global travel industry and the astonishing growth of global tourism from a rare luxury to a $6.5 trillion industry which employs one in twelve people on earth.
An award-winning author and journalist of more than 40 years, Ms. Becker has covered national and international affairs as a Washington correspondent at The New York Times, the Senior Foreign Editor at National Public Radio, and a Washington Post correspondent.
Copies of Ms. Becker's book are available for purchase on this website and will also be on sale at the awards program on November 7. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their copy of the book signed by Ms. Becker.
Winners in five distinct categories will be honored:
- Service Excellence
- Tourism Advocate
- Economic Champion
- Collaborative Achievement
- Best Tourism Creative
8:00am-8:45am - Registration and Networking
8:45am-10:40am - Awards Program, Keynote Speaker and Plated Breakfast
10:40am-11:00am - Networking
Register Today - Seating is limited!