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Visit Pittsburgh History

​VisitPittsburgh is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.

Our mission remains intact today as the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County and as an independent, nonprofit organization serving its business membership. While it has gone through many changes since it was founded, VisitPittsburgh strives to remain true to its mission. The following is a history of this organization that was founded in 1935 to market and serve travelers to Pittsburgh.