Visit Tampa Bay Announces Bern Laxer Award Winners and Honors Lesley “Les” Miller as Its 2022 Gonzmart Family Ambassador of The Year

Visit Tampa Bay Announces Bern Laxer Award Winners and Honors Lesley “Les” Miller as Its 2022 Gonzmart Family Ambassador of The Year

Tampa, FL (May 5, 2022) – Visit Tampa BayWe will announce eight Bern Laxer AwardRecipients of the Excellence Award andPresent Lesley “Les” MillerWith the Gonzmart FamilyTourism Ambassador ofThe Year AwardNational Travel Association’s annual conference andCelebrity Cruises hosts a Luncheon for Tourism Leaders. More than 400 leaders andThe luncheon will be attended by industry partners TampaConvention Center honors Tampa Bay’s top front-line tourism advocates. 

The event featured a number of new exhibitors. “Measure The Treasure”Economic impact video will be premiering Visit Tampa BayReporting a historic first will also be done as April’s TDT collections surpassed $7 million. After February’s first $5 million month, April’s TDT collections surpassed $7 million. andThe remarkable growth in hotel revenues in March was the result of the $6 million first month. andThe increasing popularity of Hillsborough County tourism underlines the fact that it continues to be a major economic driver. TheTDT collections in the first seven month see an increase of 62% over 2019. ofThe 2022Fiscal year at $33,516,876, an increase of 39.2% over the same period in fiscal year 2020. Further information will be available later in this week. 

“Community leaders like Les Miller and our Bern Laxer Award recipients are vital drivers of our travel and tourism industry and we are incredibly appreciative of their dedication to our community,” says Santiago C. Corrada, President andCEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “Les Miller’s unwavering commitment to the Hillsborough County community makes him an exemplary selection for the Gonzmart Family Ambassador of the Year award. As one of Florida’s leading travel destinations for visitors across the globe, Tampa Bay’s outstanding visitation records are a direct reflection of the determination of all today’s recipients, our partners, stakeholders and the community that strive to achieve significant economic impact in Tampa Bay.” 

The Bern Laxer AwardAwardees for Excellence:

  • Juan Osorio, Harpoon Harry’s Crabhouse
  • Joseph White, Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Tampa Downtown
  • Alfredo Quispe, The Columbia Restaurant
  • Brianna Joyce, Pirate Water Taxi
  • Marilynn Simpson, Tampa Bay History Center
  • Dana Wilson, Hilton Tampa Downtown
  • Carmen Milian The Rusty Pelican
  • Joseph Bartley, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

This year’s National Tourism luncheon is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Port Tampa Bay, TampaHilton International Airport TampaDowntown Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, TheHillsborough Community College Straz Center for Performing Arts andThese are the Top Rental Linens 

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