Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau
Welcome to the PA Great Outdoors members page.
The Northwest Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is a designated regional “Tourism Promotion Agency” functioning under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce; Bureau of Travel Marketing.
The Bureau is a membership-based travel promotion organization serving five counties in Northwest and Central Pennsylvania: Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, and Jefferson. Each county represented by the Bureau has been so designated by the County Commissioners in the form of a resolution.
Bureau funding is derived from the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce matching fund program, county room tax, membership dues, cooperative advertising ventures and promotion sales activity generated on the local level.
The mission of the Northwest Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is to develop and initiate programs and marketing strategies with the specific intent of increasing overnight travel related expenditures within its designated region and to create a cooperative effort to increase awareness of this region as an ultimate vacation destination.
The Welcome Guide is a high-quality annual publication and an effective way for you to get your name out there. 100,000 guides are published annually and stocked year-round at visitor centers, PA Welcome Centers rest stops, hotels, restaurants and stores in the region, especially along the I-80 corridor.
GO Magazine is published twice a year, full of fun articles, bright photos, interviews, travel tips and more. It is jam-packed with seasonal information about the region. There are multiple advertising options available including the wildly popular ‘advertorial’ which combines a traditional advertisement with the content of an editorial.
Display ads are small advertisements that rotate throughout the entire website (with the exception of the home page), collecting hundreds of thousands of impressions while linking potential travelers directly to your website. Choose from three ad cycles – annual, 6 months, or 3 months. Website Display Ads start at $50 per month – an affordable deal and great way to promote your business, event, or special.
Place up to five photos with your directory listing on our website for FREE! Your listing will look bright, colorful, and professional with a high resolution photos showcasing your business. You are encouraged to update your photos seasonally or annually.
Contact Jamie (814) 299-4013 or send high resolution photos to [email protected]
Another membership benefit to take advantage of, we will distribute your business’ rack card in our brochure racks located in high traffic areas including restaurants, hotels, and attractions throughout our five county region.
For more information contact Beth at (814) 849-5197 or [email protected]
Rack Card Design
NEW! A popular request from our membership is help designing an attractive rack card for distribution and to promote their business. For only $75, Danielle will work with you to design a new, custom rack card!
Winter Lodging Specials
During the winter months, we find it challenging to fill overnight stays. The Winter Lodging Specials campaign was designed five years ago to promote our lodging accommodations throughout the region during the off-season. With great success and participation, we continue to increase our marketing efforts to a wider audience.
Not familiar with paid Facebook ads or not enough time in your day? We’ll do it for you! Not only will you reach our 55,000+ followers, we’ll set up the ad to reach a target audience with specific interests. Select your budget of $150, $250, or $500.
Contact Jamie for more information (814) 299-4013 or [email protected]