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Second Quarter Photo Contest Winner Announced

ICTB would like to congratulate Sandra Oliver!

Sandra is the Photo Contest winner from the second quarter.


Buttermilk Falls,  570 Valley Brook Rd, New Florence, PA 15944

Learn more about Buttermilk Falls Natural Area.

Congratulations, Sandra!

Interested in entering our online photo contest?  Find all of the information you need in the links below.

Photos Contest Details

Enter the Photo Contest 

October 13, 2017   No Comments

CEO Summer 2017 Newsletter

Tourism Spotlight

An excerpt from their newsletter:

Celebrating “Indiana County Day – Christmas in July”

July 21st, ICTB staff enjoyed co-hosting their annual “Indiana County Day – Christmas in July” with the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, PA. The hot and humid conditions didn’t deter park attendees from stopping by the Indiana County informational gazebo. ICTB staff met people from all over the region who shared their IUP and Indiana County connections, making it a great opportunity to extend our marketing presence throughout the region while distributing visitor guides and member brochures. More than 300 Indiana County backpacks were distributed to kids whose families stopped by the gazebo. Park attendees expressed such immense interest in the event that the giveaway backpacks were gone with-in an hour and ten minutes! Kids screamed with excitement at the sight of Santa in his gazebo, which was cheerfully decorated with a Christmas tree from a member of the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association, Ron Mancabelli. In addition to photos with Santa, children had a blast taking their picture with Tammi the Tourist!


Where did June Go?

The Tourist Bureau had a non-stop June attending and participating in the many special events which took place throughout the County. From hosting IUP parents at the Welcome Mat and then welcoming over 13,000 visitors for softball tournaments, to the Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival, Saltsburg Canal Days, Smicksburg Strawberry Festival, Pick-A-Dilly Herb Faire, the Twilight Cemetery Tour and the Blairsville Music Festival.

Check out the entire CEO Summer 2017 Newsletter HERE!

August 15, 2017   No Comments

First Quarter Photo Contest Winner Announced

ICTB would like to congratulate William Rodgers, Jr.!  

William is the Photo Contest winner from the first quarter.

Photo Description:

Early October morning at the Conemaugh Dam. A Norfolk Southern coal train crosses the bridge,with the 1907 railroad bridge below. This bridge is now part of the West Penn Trail.

Congratulations, William!

Interested in entering our online photo contest?  Find all of the information you need in the links below.

Photos Contest Details

Enter the Photo Contest 

May 25, 2017   No Comments

ICTB Unveils New Video Clip

The Indiana County Tourist Bureau is proud to share the new 60-Second TV Spot Highlighting Tourism in Indiana County.  To view the video on our homepage, click on the link on the right side of our homepage or you can view it directly on YouTube. We’re pleased to share with everyone this beautiful piece that highlights the great tourism industry in Indiana County, PA!

May 9, 2017   No Comments

Learn More About Indiana County Parks & Trails!

Announcing Exciting News:

The Indiana County Parks & Trails 50th Anniversary Flipbook, the Ghost Town Trail Guidebook and the Hoodlebug Trail Guidebook are ALL now available ONLINE!

Visit the Indiana County Parks & Trails website to view the books and read them online today!

March 27, 2017   No Comments

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival receives Great Reviews!

Images Below Courtesy of Johnstown Magazine.

Additional Reviews on the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival:

“You gave me a wonderful time in your county.  You went above and beyond to ensure we had a perfect time.  Your efforts did not go unnoticed. Thanks again.”

Nancy M. on the Fernung Tour from  Tipton County. Indiana


“Thanks for being such a wonderful host! We really lucked out with you and Carol. I didn’t realize that you wouldn’t be joining us on Sunday, otherwise I would have said good-bye to you Saturday night. The cards with the group photo were really sweet, and a nice surprise!”

Jennifer A. from Quakertown, PA


“Everyone had a wonderful time, thanks to all the extra effort you put into our group.  Believe me it didn’t go unnoticed.  I have done this enough to realize all the little extra things take a lot of time  & effort. Everyone was so surprised It was a perfect Mystery Trip.  I know I will do well on my next one because this was such a success.  I told you we would bring good weather & it was perfect when we were there.  There was just enough chill in the air for the parade to make it festive. Thanks for the ornaments, all the pictures the extra snacks, floats, tree & decorations and for setting up so many sites.  Everything was greatly appreciated.”



June 10, 2016   No Comments

Invitation to Join Tourist Bureau – Become a Member TODAY!

Not a member yet of the Tourist Bureau?  Find out why NOW is the perfect time to join!


The Travel and Tourism industry spending in Indiana County amounts to over $170 million and accounts for more than 1,400 jobs countywide.    Visitors spend discretionary dollars when visiting the area for business, sporting events, conventions, reunions, IUP events, etc.  The bureau partners with Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism, the Center for Economic Operations, and the 422 Co-Op Group to work together towards a common goal: the economic development and promotion of Indiana County’s attributes.


We invite all area business to become members of the tourist bureau and take advantage of networking and promotion opportunities from within and outside the region.  The Indiana County Tourist Bureau offers memberships to businesses, restaurants, attractions, non-profit groups, clubs, organizations, one-time events, as well as individuals.


Members receive the following benefits:

1.  Web Listing – List your organization on our website.  Include photo, and product or service description.

2.  Event Promotion – Members can place their events on our online calendar of events, in our printed

yearly calendar,  and events email blast!

3.   Listing in the Official Indiana County Visitor Guide – 100,000 copies are printed and distributed.

Advertising opportunities are available in the Visitors Guide and online. The Visitors Guide is distributed

throughout the region and Pennsylvania including county-wide Brochure Racks, Nationwide

Distribution Services, AAA offices, and Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland Turnpike Rest

Areas; Trade and Travel Shows, Fairs and Festivals, on-line sites and toll-free call requests.

4.   Industry News:  Receive newsletter updates of businesses in the area.

5.   Networking Opportunities:  Network at monthly Mingles and special events throughout the year.

6.   County Distribution of Printed Marketing Collateral: Free distribution of member marketing materials.


New members receive a 10% discount off the yearly fee, when you complete your membership by December 31, 2015.    Don’t miss this opportunity to be in the new 2016-2017 Visitor Guide. 

October 12, 2015   No Comments