Elk County Room Tax

Elk County Room Tax

The county room tax funds sustain regional tourism promotion agencies including the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors.

A portion of the Elk County room tax has been appropriated for a grant program specifically established to support Elk County’s tourism assets. The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the tourism experience, increase tourism visitation and overnight stays within Elk County. Awards are granted on the basis of merit as determined by the Elk County Room Tax Committee.

Grant funding is available for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations to incorporate into their marketing strategies for events and promotions that will generate overnight stays with travelers from outside of Elk County.

Examples of previous grant usage:

  • Tri-County Rails to Trails Association, Clarion-Little Toby Rail Trail map creation
  • Elk County Council on the Arts, Summer Concert Series promotion
  • Ridgway Heritage Council, Tasting in the Wilds promotion
  • Appalachian Education, Inc., (Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous), website redesign

In addition to distributing grants, the Elk County Room Tax Committee purchases ads in the annual Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Welcome and GO Magazines to promote the Elk County area. The Committee also purchases ads for each room tax paying lodging provider in the annual Welcome magazine.

The Elk Viewing Guide is a project of the Elk County Room Tax Committee. The guide provides visitors with Elk County information, the best elk viewing areas and places to stay.

If you have questions please contact John Straitiff, 814-849-5197 or John@VisitPAGO.com

Marketing Grant Application

Elk County Room Tax Committee Members

Matt Castle – Benezette Hotel
Jennifer Challingsworth – The Towers Victorian Inn B&B
Jodi Foster – Elk County Planning
Meti Funaki – Gunners Restaurant & Inn
Ann Gabler – St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
Ed LaVelle – The Royal Inn
John Straitiff – PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau
Carla Wehler – Elk Country Visitor Center/ Antler Shed Cabins

Events

201816feballdayValentine's Specials with the Trails End(All Day) EST Trails End Restaurant, 2738 Forest RoadCounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday

201819feballdayMedicine & Magic(All Day) EST Clarion University, Little TheatreCounties:ClarionCategory:Arts

201819feballdayMidwinter Memories at Deer Creek Winery(All Day) EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat RoadCounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Other

201822feb(feb 22)7:00 pm25(feb 25)10:00 pmClarion University’s Movies on Main7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (25) EST Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Theater

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