VisitPittsburgh 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 VisitPITTSBURGH Promotes City with Photo Contest http://wesa.fm/post/visitpittsburgh-promotes-city-photo-contest <p>Travel and tourism generates $28.6 billion a year in Pennsylvania, but Allegheny County’s official promotion agency thinks Pittsburgh is not living up to its potential because of its smoky history.</p><p>VisitPITTSBURGH hosted a photo contest with the goal of attracting tourists to Pittsburgh by showing it as a “vibrant” city.</p><p>Spokeswoman Connie George said the agency wanted to break the stereotype associated with the city.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 02:56:26 +0000 Jessica Nath 15281 at http://wesa.fm Penguins + Playoffs=$Millions For The City http://wesa.fm/post/penguins-playoffsmillions-city <p>The Penguins host the New York Islanders this evening in the second game of their best of seven first round playoff series.&nbsp; That means another three-plus million dollars for Pittsburgh’s economy.</p><p>“You just knew at the start [of the lockout-shortened NHL season] the Penguins would make the playoffs,” said Craig Davis, CEO of VisitPittsburgh.&nbsp; “Hopefully, they’ll go very, very far because there’s a real significant economic impact to the city when they go that far.”</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:25:50 +0000 Kevin Gavin 8954 at http://wesa.fm Tumbling to Pittsburgh: 2014 U.S. Gymnastics Championships http://wesa.fm/post/tumbling-pittsburgh-2014-us-gymnastics-championships <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh can add the 2014 U.S. Gymnastics Championships to its hosting resume, along with the 2009 G-20 Summit, 2011 Winter Classic, 2012 NHL Draft and 2012 One Young World Conference. &nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The gymnastics competition</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is coming to Pittsburgh for the first time from Aug. 21-24, 2014, at the </span>CONSOL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Energy Center.&nbsp; </span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:02:24 +0000 Emily Farah 6873 at http://wesa.fm Tumbling to Pittsburgh: 2014 U.S. Gymnastics Championships