433,000 Tourism Jobs Depend on Tourism Promotion Marketing Dollars
Tourism Means Business in Pennsylvania. Tourism business depends on tourism marketing dollars. Targeting tourism marketing spending for additional cuts hurts Pennsylvania even more and will cost precious jobs Pennsylvanians can ill afford to lose right now. Worse, these cuts reduce the revenues this industry generates to fund so many badly-needed social and education programs across the Commonwealth.
PA Tourism Means Business (video)
2012 Pennsylvania Tourism Summit
Hilton – Harrisburg, PA • April 29 – May 2, 2012
ABOUT THE TOURISM SUMMIT
In March of 2011, the Pennsylvania Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (PACVB), the Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association (PTLA), the Pennsylvania Tourism Coalition and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office hosted the first statewide Pennsylvania Tourism Summit.
This event is intended to become an annual gathering of one of the state’s most vital industries. The goal of the summit is to bring together many of the tourism industry partners to explore ways to work more collaboratively toward a stronger voice within the industry.
The hope is that this Tourism Summit will spark critical collaboration among the tourism industry and empower each of the organizations and constituencies to be actively engaged in helping to move this significant industry forward – and together can collectively create a “tourism blueprint” that will form the foundation for a master plan for sustainable tourism across Pennsylvania. Click here to register.
2012 Tourism Day
The highlight of the 2012 Tourism Summit occurs on Monday, April 30 at 3pm as hundreds of people, some dressed in costume, employed by this vital state industry parade from the Hilton Harrisburg to the State Capitol where they will gather for a rally and expo entitled “PA Tourism Day,” the rally will also feature costumed characters from area attractions and sporting events. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the state’s tourism industry by attending the rally and expo at the Capitol from 10am-4 pm on Monday, April 30, 2012.
View Tourism Industry Frequently Asked Questions >
Tourism is critical to the economic well-being of Pennsylvania. The Tourism industry is a coalition of museums, wineries, golf courses, hotels, restaurants, attractions and many other tourism partners’ largely made up of small businesses. The State Tourism Office, county and regional-based destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and regional marketing partners work with over 100,000 local tourism and hospitality businesses to attract leisure and business travelers to Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has such a wide array of tourism products, including heritage, arts and cultural components of our industry. Arts and culture communities are a key partner in attracting and developing new businesses in Pennsylvania. Governor Corbett has recognized the importance of this segment of our industry throughout his campaign and the industry looks forward to supporting arts & cultural heritage as a significant part of the tourism industry.
All of these partners support more than 433,000 Pennsylvanians employed in the Tourism industry.
The economic impact of visitor spending in Pennsylvania in 2009 was significant:
Total Visitor spending was $31.1 billion
- Leisure Travers - $26 billion
- Business Travelers - $5 billion
Total Economic Impact - $32.9 billion
Total Jobs Supported - 433,000
- Total Direct Jobs - 283,000
State & Local Tax Revenues - $3.4 billion
Additional statistics can be found at www.pajunto.com under the Research and Statistics tab.