Tourism http://wesa.fm en New Branding Aims To Support Pittsburgh's Growing Tourism Industry http://wesa.fm/post/new-branding-aims-support-pittsburghs-growing-tourism-industry <p>At its annual meeting Thursday, <a href="http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/">VisitPITTSBURGH</a> highlighted some of the successes in tourism in the last couple of years.</p><p>The national group Tourism Economics releases data on the industry; 2012 numbers were recently released for Allegheny County.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:16:48 +0000 Deanna Garcia 26969 at http://wesa.fm New Branding Aims To Support Pittsburgh's Growing Tourism Industry Tourism Could Boost Rural Economies, State Lawmaker Says http://wesa.fm/post/tourism-could-boost-rural-economies-state-lawmaker-says <p>Pennsylvania's&nbsp;rural areas are facing hard economic times, and a state lawmaker believes that tourism could be the answer.</p><p>“Pennsylvania is one of the largest rural states in the union, and when you look statistically it is our rural Pennsylvania that has the highest unemployment rates and I think it needs to be addressed,” said state Sen. John Wozniak (D-Cambria).</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Jess Lasky 23304 at http://wesa.fm PA's Tourism Businesses Want Change in Hotel Room Taxes http://wesa.fm/post/pas-tourism-businesses-want-change-hotel-room-taxes <p>Pennsylvania’s tourism businesses want to see a change in the way counties tax hotel room stays and how they use the revenue.<br><br>The president of the Pennsylvania Association of Travel and Tourism told state lawmakers at a recent hearing the tax has gone too far afield from its original purpose to generate money to promote tourism.<br><br>Rob Fulton said some counties have been too quick to use the funds for other tangential expenses.<br> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:40:03 +0000 Mary Wilson & WESA Staff 14179 at http://wesa.fm Partnership Educates on Impact of Hunting on Economy http://wesa.fm/post/partnership-educates-impact-hunting-economy <p>A new partnership of organizations is aiming to teach Pennsylvanians about the impact hunting has on the state’s economy.</p><p>A diverse group that ranges from chambers of commerce leaders to small business owners has formed a partnership called Hunting Works for Pennsylvania.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This partnership was created to advocate for public policy that supports jobs and economic prosperity.</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 11647 at http://wesa.fm