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ICTB Now Selling Discounted Idlewild Tickets for 2017 Season

May 26, 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

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May 25, 2017   No Comments

CEO Spring 2017 NEWSLETTER

Tourism Spotlight

TOURIST BUREAU LAUNCHES LOCAL CELEBRATIONS FOR

NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK

Excerpt from their newsletter:

“National Travel & Tourism Week celebrations kicked off May 7-13, 2017 for the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. The weeklong events focused on bringing awareness to the remarkable impact tourism provides for local jobs and economic growth potential. “Just look at the numbers. Travel supports one in nine American jobs, including nearly 1,500 jobs here in our county,” noted Denise Liggett, Executive Director of the tourist bureau. “The celebration emphasizes what travel means to our community, and we called on everyone – - from elected officials to local residents – - to join us in recognizing this important industry.” ICTB chose the theme, “Faces of Travel,” to spotlight the people behind the scenes who are the first point of contact when visitors arrive. Tourism employs a diverse workforce here, from the Jimmy Stewart Airport fuel manager to the front desk hotel clerks, and food service workers in restaurants. Tourism spending in Indiana County last recorded over $175 million from our lodging establishments, restaurants, souvenir shops, gas stations, museums, recreation and entertainment venues, while trickle-down figures support further sales to other local industries. The Tourist Bureau invited the community to celebrate Tourism through the following events: 

 Daily Facebook posts entitled “Faces of Travel” began April 19th. Each post included smiling faces of your friends, business owners, and volunteers who help to build a positive tourism experience for our visitors.

 Over 300 miniature Christmas trees each representing a tourist bureau member were on display on the front lawn of the Indiana County Courthouse May 7-13th.

 A special WalkWorks program in Blairsville, which included a history tour led by Ed Patterson at the Blairsville Riverfront Trail commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Indiana County Parks & Trails on May 10th.

 Founders Gallery & Gifts in Blairsville hosted a special Mingle on May 10th. Delicious refreshments were provided by ICTB Blairsville members: Market Street Pastries, Ungrapeful Winery, The Koffee Shoppe, Cornell Creamery, the The Villa and Fredo’s Grill.

 The Wooden Quilt project was launched last week. Take a drive around Indiana County and enjoy a display of wooden quilts showcasing the beautiful outdoors of our partner communities. From Saltsburg to Smicksburg, Marion Center to Blairsville, and everywhere in between – see the eleven quilts hand-painted by local students and artists. Contact the Tourist Bureau Office at 724- 463-7505 for complete details and locations.”

Click here to read the entire newsletter.

May 21, 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

National Travel and Tourism Week plans are announced!!!

NEWS RELEASE

 

LOCAL CELEBRATIONS FOR

NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK

 

Plans are underway for the 2017 National Travel & Tourism Week scheduled for May 7-13, 2017.  The Indiana County Tourist Bureau has planned a week-long celebration to bring awareness to the remarkable impact tourism provides for local jobs and economic growth potential. 

 

“Just look at the numbers.  Travel supports one in nine American jobs, including nearly 1500 jobs here in our county,” noted Denise Liggett, Executive Director of the tourist bureau.  “The celebration emphasizes what travel means to our community, and we call on everyone—from elected officials to local residents—to join us in recognizing this important industry.”

 

Our theme this year, “Faces of Travel,” shines a spotlight on the people behind the scenes who are the first point of contact when visitors arrive.  Tourism employs a diverse workforce here, from the Jimmy Stewart Airport fuel manager to the front desk hotel clerks, and food service workers in restaurants .

Tourism spending in Indiana County last recorded over $175 million from our lodging establishments, restaurants, souvenir shops, gas stations, museums, recreation and entertainment venues,  while trickle-down figures support further sales to other local industries.

 

Local celebrations planned by the tourist bureau include: 

  • Daily Facebook posts entitled “Faces of Travel”  beginning April 19th
  • Over 300 Mini Christmas trees representing tourism partners displayed on the Indiana Courthouse lawn from May 7-13th 
  • Mingle at Founders Gallery & Gifts on May 10th from 5:30-7:30pm highlighting the Wooden Quilt Project Display featuring refreshments and door prizes  
  • On May 10th, as part of the Mingle, there will be a WalkWorks Blairsville history tour led by Ed Patterson at the Blairsville Riverfront Trail commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Indiana County Parks & Trails

 

Check back here or on social media for updates.   Wooden Quilt Project Display flyers will be at the Mingle and the Tourist Bureau office at the Indiana Mall. 

April 18, 2017   1 Comment

ICTB Newsletter Now Available!

Included in the “Tourism Tidbits” newsletter are highlights from January, February and March PLUS important information about upcoming tourism happenings! Click HERE to read a copy today!

April 17, 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

Winter Newsletter Released

Read about highlights from October, November and December in our Winter Newsletter!

Click HERE to view to newsletter!

December 30, 2016   No Comments

Try Indiana County! Think, Live & Buy Local!

 

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?

There’s great news – you don’t need to search any further than your own backyard!  

Discover amazing offerings in Indiana County when you shop locally this holiday season.

Click here to read the top 10 reasons you should buy local.  Find out how you can benefit from local shopping this holiday season.

November 4, 2016   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.”

Barbee


 

June 10, 2016   No Comments