Tag: tourism

Gov. Wolf has proclaimed May 1-7, 2022, as “National Travel and Tourism and Small Business Week” in Pennsylvania Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Marketing, Tourism, & Film Carrie Fischer Lepore and Deputy Secretary of the Office of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre highlighted the importance of […]
For the 107th Time in 136 Years, Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Spotted His Shadow Punxsutawney, PA – Pennsylvania’s very own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter weather after seeing his shadow this morning at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Visitors and residents from across the state and beyond made the […]
Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction with Tasty Treats, Divine Drinks and Creative Crafts Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is bringing the fun of Gobbler’s Knob into homes around the world with a variety of activities celebrating Pennsylvania’s top prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil as he takes the stage Wednesday, Feb. 2, to make his spring […]
Wolf Administration to dedicate more than $17 million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Marketing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs to jumpstart tourism recovery Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the commonwealth will receive a $17 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to buoy […]
Journey Along Picked: An Apple Trail; Baked: A Bread Trail; Chopped: A Charcuterie Trail; and Pickled: A Fermented Trail Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Marketing, Tourism & Film Carrie Fischer Lepore today celebrated Pennsylvania’s rich food history and heritage with the launch […]
Turkey Hill Experience, Lancaster County Pennsylvania proudly holds top rankings in dairy, produce, and livestock production, as well as high employment concentrations in food manufacturing. As we celebrate National Potato Chip Day, there’s no better time to highlight one of the agribusiness sectors that we do best: snack foods. Since the founding of Pennsylvania, agribusiness […]
Road Trip Highlights Pennsylvania’s Award-Winning Gardens, Arboretums and Worthy Detours Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced today the launch of its newest trail, “Best Buds: A Garden Trail,” a self-guided road trip highlighting the finest flora at the commonwealth’s gardens and arboretums. The announcement was made during the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show – […]
From Scranton to Philadelphia, Visit 14 Spots with a Connection to America’s First Family Harrisburg, PA – On the heels of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal announcement in Pittsburgh last week, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office is paving the way to highlight the Pennsylvania roots of America’s First Family through the self-guided road trip, Joe & Jill: […]
Harrisburg, PA – While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep many of us apart, love is still in the air across the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s Holi-stay PA initiative encourages residents to plan a very special evening at home this Valentine’s Day, with activities including local carryout and wine pairings, filmed-in-PA movie marathons, and […]
Punxsutawney, PA – This morning, Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. For the first-ever virtual Groundhog Day celebration, visitors from all over the world tuned in to see Phil make his highly anticipated weather prognostication for the 135th time. “Groundhog Day is a beloved Pennsylvania tradition […]
Happy Traveler encourages travelers to Pursue Their Happiness in PA post-COVID Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced the release of its annual Happy Traveler travel guide, a resource to inspire all to continue dreaming of and planning for future getaways in Pennsylvania. Released annually, the Happy Traveler guide is packed with unique […]
Holi-Stay PA’s virtual experiences allow Pennsylvanians to safely enjoy holiday cheer Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)’s Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced a new virtual experience, Holi-stay PA, to encourage Pennsylvanians to stay home and stay safe this holiday season by taking advantage of virtual activities to explore Pennsylvania safely. […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Tourism Office unveiled its Pursue Your Hominess campaign to highlight ways visitors can virtually explore the commonwealth during the state’s stay-at-home order. “As we continue to safeguard the health and safety of Pennsylvanians during this pandemic, we need to encourage social distancing […]
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square Pennsylvania offers a myriad of activities for visitors and residents year-round, but spring decidedly marks the beginning of a more active season when the flowers start to bloom, birds sing, and those of us who patiently waited out the frostier months enthusiastically shake off our cabin fever. As we approach warmer […]
Located in Chalfont, Pa., Byers’ Choice handcrafts Christmas Carolers that spread cheer and warmth by connecting collectors with their favorite holiday tradition — singing holiday songs. We spoke to Dave Daikeler, sales operations manager at Byers’ Choice, about the company, its success, and the unique touch artisans bring to its products. What makes your company […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore yesterday testified before the Senate Committee on Community, Economic, and Recreational Development about tourism funding and the immediate positive impact Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal would have on Pennsylvania’s economy. The governor has proposed $10 million for the Marketing to Attract […]
Harrisburg, PA – In a letter sent to the chairs of the Senate Committee on Community, Economic & Recreational Development and the House Commerce Committee, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin warned lawmakers of the negative impacts of the House Republican Caucus’ bill (HB 218, PN 1236) on the state tourism […]
Release Date: April 3, 2017 2:20 pm Author: Heidi Havens State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore unveiled the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s annual Happy Traveler guide to an audience of key hospitality and tourism industry leaders at the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging […]
Release Date: February 22, 2016 2:30pm Author: Heidi Havens Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Davin hosted a discussion with state and community leaders and business representatives this afternoon to discuss initiatives in Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 budget that promote job creation, support workforce training, and break down barriers for business […]
Release Date: February 2, 2017 7:30 am Author: David Misner Punxsutawney, PA – Pennsylvania’s world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Thousands of fans watched as Phil made his highly-anticipated weather prognostication, commemorating 131 years of Pennsylvania’s unique Groundhog Day tradition.According to […]
Release Date: December 19, 2016 3:45 pm Author: David Misner Harrisburg, PA – Boasting more unique New Year’s Eve drop celebrations than any other state, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office today reminds residents and visitors of the various options for ringing in the New Year all across the commonwealth.“There’s no better place to Pursue Your Happiness […]
Starting this month, the team from Keystone Edge — a digital magazine covering what’s next and best in Pennsylvania — will be giving #PAProud readers an inside look at each month’s issue. For November, it’s all about making things in Pennsylvania — past, present, and future. Our lead story looks at the maker movement across […]
Revamped guide highlights state’s history, culture, and greater-than-great outdoors Release Date: June 30, 2016 12:30 pm Author: Heidi Havens Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Tourism Office today released the inaugural edition of the “Happy Traveler” travel guide and launched the first significant advertising campaign to feature the state’s new tourism mantra, Pursue Your Happiness. The […]
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