GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Despite closure and pandemic protocols, Westmoreland County actually has a steady stream of visitors to tourist attractions, and the trustees plan to spend significant amounts of money to maintain that trend.
Behind agriculture, tourism is the largest industry in Westmoreland County, and leaders say that when it comes to building tourism, you have to spend money to make money. And they plan to do just that.
Westmoreland County trustees gave the green light to spend $1.3 million to tell more people about the county’s attractions and motivate visitors to take the trip.
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Commissioner Gina Cerilli said the money would be generated using some of the 5% hotel tax levied by the county. A portion of that money will go to county-based companies in the tourism industry for marketing and promotion. As for the rest of it?
“County, we use that money for marketing, but also for capital improvements in the county’s park and trail system,” she said.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/31/westmoreland-county-commissioners-tourism/ Westmoreland County Commissioner OK $1.3M for Tourism – CBS Pittsburgh