Prestigious award in the meeting and convention space includes
several categories for visionaries, innovators, rising stars, and others
PROVO, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ExploreUtahValley–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
“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
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