Poconos ‘reinventing itself’ as waterparks bring more visitors

Business is booming for the Poconos hospitality industry, according to the latest available hotel tax figures. Exploding may be a better word.

Occupancy revenues skyrocketed in 2017, with last year’s revenues equaling those in 2016 with only nine months reported. Room and occupancy revenues were up 34 percent in 2016, with sales soaring 30 percent in 2015.

“I’ve been in the business for 30 years and I’ve never seen the growth numbers the Poconos has experienced in the past two years,” Pocono Mountains Visitor’s Bureau President and CEO Chris

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