REPORTING: RABBIT ZIELKE
The economy has hit the tourism industry hard. Families are giving up vacations to spend their time and money closer to home. With the up swing in the economy, many travel destinations are hoping to see more families enjoying vacations this year. There are also many good reasons to take the break a vacation offers. Your health, well-being, mood and productivity improves when you have a good vacation.
The City of Pigeon Forge Tennessee is hosting a contest to help families take back their vacations. If you know a family that you think needs a vacation, write a 100 word essay nominating them for the prize. Then visit mypigeonforge.com and submit your nomination essay. The winner is selected based on which story gets the most online votes. You can vote once per day for each story. There will be prizes awarded at the end of June and the grand prize will be given at the end of July. The person who nominated the winning entry will also win a family vacation.
Listen to the story.