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Erie, PA: This holiday season, VisitErie is promoting Experiences from Erie, a holiday gift initiative that encourages shoppers to make short work of their long gift lists and give the gift of a memorable experience. Featuring a variety of unique gift experience ideas, discounts, and special packages designed exclusively for this promotion by Erie-based businesses, Experiences from Erie includes tastes of local flavors, hands-on experiences, and enjoyable family outings. The promotion runs November 14 through December 31, 2023.
Erie, PA: The summer of 2023 brought about promising results in Erie's visitation numbers, as reflected in the latest statistics provided by VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization. In studying visitor traffic numbers from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, increases were seen in visitor guide requests, overnight visitation, hotel occupancy, and average daily rate (ADR) when compared to the same period in 2022. VisitErie's summer campaign targeted designated market areas in Pittsburgh, Johnstown/Altoona, Harrisburg, Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown.
Erie, PA: Five groups selected Erie as their host city for their upcoming conventions this September beginning with State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance. In total, the groups will have an estimated economic impact of close to $1 million on the Erie area*.
Erie PA: VisitErie, in partnership with Lake Erie Wine Country, is inviting wine aficionados to raise a glass in support of the region's wineries and earn prizes by taking the Vintage Erie Wine Challenge. From cabs to chardonnays, to signature blends, participants will uncork the region's finest vintages by using VisitErie's 'Hello Erie' Trip Planner app to check in at any six of the twenty participating wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country. Once the challenge is complete, participants will receive a completion badge to be turned in for a four-pack of bamboo appetizer plates and a Lake Erie Wine Country wooden grill flipper. VisitErie's mobile app challenges offer unique opportunities to promote the region's wineries and incentivize people to visit and explore the Erie area. Past challenges include a Lake Erie Ale Trail challenge and the "Erie on the Rocks" distillery challenge. The Vintage Erie Wine Challenge runs from September 15 through October 31.
Erie is in line for the path of totality for the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse. As a way to get local residents excited and spread the word about this extraordinary day, VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization, is hosting an Erie Eclipse Happy Hour at Pier 6 Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Thursday August 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Erie is in line for the path of totality for the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse. As a way to get local residents excited and spread the word about this extraordinary day, VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization, is hosting an Erie Eclipse Happy Hour at Altered State Distillery, Thursday August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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.
Erie, Pa.: Erie's tourism industry bounced back from the pandemic years in a big way in 2022. VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization, is reporting record numbers for Erie County visitor traffic and trends. The 2022 figures have surpassed 2021 and pre-pandemic 2019 numbers, showing significant increases in hotel occupancy and percentage of overnight visitors.
Erie, PA: Featuring a new dynamic design, larger photos, and a comprehensive easy-to-navigate directory of places to play, eat, shop, and stay, the 2023 Erie Visitor Guide is available and ready for distribution. The 72-page, full color annual visitor guide is a collaborative effort between VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization, and the Erie Times-News. It is VisitErie's primary promotional brochure used to market Erie County's tourism industry.
Erie, PA: Erie Restaurant Week returns for its third year, January 20-29, 2023, and features a record number 39 participating restaurants. The annual 10 day event was created by VisitErie, Erie County's official destination marketing organization, to highlight and support Erie's diverse restaurants which are important components of Erie's tourism industry. Each contributing restaurant has created a special menu and pricing designed for the event.
VisitErie has produced a YouTube video promoting Erie as an LGBTQ-friendly desitination. It is performing so well in their targeted markets that they have decided to buy TV air time in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area. The video during RuPaul's Drag Race, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Pretty Little Liars and a few other shows from June 16-July 16. Not only will VisitErie reach the LGBT market digitally, they will also reach them on TV! Several area LGBT community members were featured in the video.