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Somerset County's Annual Salute to Tourism Awards


Somerset County Tourism

360 Grove Street

Bridgewater, N.J. 08807

Media contact: Jacqueline Morales or (908) 218-4300

Hospitality Expert Glenn Haussman to Keynote Somerset County's Annual Salute to Tourism Awards on January 19

Winners in Three Categories will be Announced at Event at the Bernard's Inn in Bernardsville, N.J.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., January 3, 2017 - Noted hospitality expert Glenn Haussman will deliver the keynote speech at the 5th annual Somerset County Salute to Tourism Awards event, which recognizes individuals, organizations and venues that have made a positive economic impact through tourism activities in the central New Jersey county. The event will be held on Friday, January 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bernard's Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road in Bernardsville, N.J.; it draws leaders in tourism and business from throughout Somerset County and surrounding areas.

Widely recognized as one of the hospitality industry's top speakers, Haussman is the president of <> Rouse Media, a hospitality brand consultancy, and host of his popular weekly travel podcast, "No Vacancy." The show, which was selected by USA Today as one of the top podcasts to listen to while traveling, attracts hospitality's biggest names in as guests and is listened to by leisure and business travelers as well as industry professionals. His website,, curates the latest news stories happening in the hotel and travel industries.

Through "No Vacancy" and his frequent speaking and training engagements, Haussman shares insights into lodging trends and creating a superior customer experience, garnered throughout his 20 years of experience in the hospitality field. He is a regularly featured expert for leading consumer publications and sites such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post,, and The Chicago Tribune. As an adjunct professor, he has taught classes in consumer behavior at New York University's Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management.

"We are eagerly anticipating what Glenn will share with our partners during his keynote address at the Salute to Tourism Awards," said Jacqueline Morales, director of tourism with the Somerset County Office of Tourism. "I know that attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the value that hotels provide to all Somerset County industries and residents, as well as some fresh ideas for working with our considerable hotel market."

Somerset County's Salute to Tourism awards honor employees and organizations throughout Somerset County, N.J. in three categories: Economic Champion, Service Excellence and Tourism Champion. The program pays tribute to front line tourism staff and organizations that set the bar for the Somerset County Tourism industry. The awards selection committee comprises representatives from fellow New Jersey Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs).

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