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Tourism Advocacy

Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism

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Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism is a collaborative tourism association delivering one voice focused on:
•    Advocacy
•    Education
•    Professional Development
•    Legislative Relationships

PATT Mission
To unify and lead Pennsylvania’s travel and tourism industry, presenting one voice on public policy while serving the needs of its diverse members.

PATT Vision
To be the leader of Pennsylvania’s diverse travel and tourism industry and to serve as the entity that will unify and advocate on behalf of its members and the industry as a whole on public policy.

PA Tourism Advocacy

You have a VOICE in tourism and it should be heard. Learn how state tourism legislation and funding cuts can severely impact not only thousands of jobs and our economy, but also many statewide and local community programs.  Speak with your state lawmakers today.  You can make a difference for tourism and so much more!

For more information, including sample letters for your legislators, visit

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PA Tourism Stats

•    Tourism ranks as the second largest industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania is the 4th most visited state in the country.
•    The tourism industry generates $10.7 billion in wages and benefits annually, and accounts for almost 7% of all individuals employed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
•    This is a work force of 400,000 representing our hotels, amusement parks, restaurants, ski areas, retail, transportation and stadiums.
•    Every DOLLAR in state tourism promotion funding has a ROI of at least $25 in state and local tax revenues from visitor/tourism related spending.