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.
Website Advertising Promotion
We are now offering the opportunity to get your business seen by hundreds of thousands of potential travelers! We are offering a discounted introductory rate to run an ad on VisitPAGO.com linking directly to your website. Space is limited, introductory rate expires August 22nd. Your ad will rotate throughout the website September – December; a $475 value for only $100!
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!
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 33,000+ 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]
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