VisitErie Reports Second Quarter 2023 Visitor Numbers

Increases Continue into Spring/Early Summer

Erie, PA: Erie's visitation numbers continue to trend upward, as evidenced by the latest visitor traffic statistics provided by VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization. Second-quarter statistics show increased hotel occupancy, average daily rate (ADR), and overnight visitation through the months of April, May, and June. These figures trended higher than those compared to the same period in 2022.

Second Quarter 2023 Erie County Visitation Highlights:

VisitErie President and CEO John Oliver stated, "Erie's tourism industry is flourishing. The second quarter visitation numbers are a clear indication of our destination's growing appeal. We believe this momentum will carry through the year's third and fourth quarters resulting in a highly successful year for Erie's tourism industry."

Visitor data analyzed is compiled through Smith Travel Research reports and Zartico Destination Operating System®, a national research company that uses anonymized cell phone geolocation data to track visitor activity. Visitors are defined as individuals who have traveled more than 50 miles from their home location, stay in Erie County for more than two hours, and visit at least one defined point of interest. Using this information, VisitErie studies Erie County visitor trends, including what markets visitors are coming from, how long they are staying, what they spend their money on, and what they are doing while here. The valuable information generated also allows the organization to look at visitor activity for specific seasons, geographic regions, or significant events.

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