NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — It’s National Travel and Tourism Week and hospitality workers gathered in Norfolk Tuesday to celebrate and be honored.
VisitNorfolk sponsored the Champions of Hospitality Rally at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center downtown. Workers from restaurants, hotels and other service industries participated in the carnival and pep rally that was full of food, games, and dancing.
Pete Decker III was joined by his brothers Phillip and Paul as hosts of the event. They also presented the Hospitality Worker of The Year Award that is named for their late father, lawyer and philanthropist, Peter Decker, Jr.
WAVY anchors Nicole Livas and Bruce Rader served as judges for the mermaid decorating competition. Residence Inn By Marriott Downtown won for large group, Spirit of Norfolk won for small group and the people’s choice award went to the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.