VisitPittsburgh Presents: Barney Brings His Business to the Burgh
Tourism in Pittsburgh means big business. Find out how big with this fun and funny video telling the serious story of Barney, the businessman from Bethesda, who brings his convention to the ‘Burgh. Learn how the travel and tourism industry touches the local business community and lives of residents in ways big and small.
The travel and tourism industry is a SOLUTION to Pennsylvania's economy. Consider this:
Visitor spending in Allegheny County amounted to $5.3 billion in 2011. This is the equivalent of four years of out-of-state tuition costs at the University of Pittsburgh for more than 50,419 students!
State and local tax revenue generated by visitors is estimated at $320 million - which translates to each Allegheny County household saving $617 a year on taxes. This is roughly the purchase price of a new high-end 42-inch HDTV or six tanks of gas for a Ford F150.
More than 38,000 jobs in Allegheny County are directly supported by this industry - enough to fill CONSOL Energy Center TWICE!
Yes, it's true. Visitor spending in Allegheny County amounted to $5.3 billion. Here's the breakdown:
Lodging $670 million
Food & Beverage $1 billion
Transportation $1.7 billion
Retail $833 million
Recreation $983 million
For more information on the importance of travel and tourism to Pennsylvania's economy, go to patourismequalsjobs.com.
VisitPittsburgh is the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. We are dedicated to bringing conventions, trade shows and leisure travelers to the Pittsburgh region.
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