Tourism Officials Hope Casting A Wider Nets Brings More Tourists To Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The county’s tourism promotion board will soon launch a multifaceted campaign it hopes will catch the eye of as many as 100 million people.

It hopes many of of them will come here and spend money.

The Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to diversify the $1.6 million it will spend on advertising this year.

In addition to a television commercial that will soon be aired in the Philadelphia and New York markets, the visitors bureau also will buy digital and static billboards to reinforce the same message.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/842667_Tourism-officials-hope-casting-a-wider-nets-brings-more-tourists-to-county.html#ixzz2Rc8YwZ9q

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Abundance Of Attractions Makes Lancaster County Marketable

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lancaster County, Kathleen Frankford contends, is no one-trick pony.

“It’s probably the most diverse destination in the country,” she said.

Sure, it is known for its Amish and the outlet shopping that attracts people by the busload.  But, there is also live entertainment, dining and lodging.

And, “within each of those categories, you have such a wide range of offerings,” Frankford said.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/807662_Abundance-of-attractions-makes-Lancaster-County-marketable.html#ixzz2JEbUTqMC

Dutch Winter Wonderland Opens This Saturday, November 20th

Dutch Wonderland reopens this Saturday as Dutch Winter Wonderland for selected weekends and a few weekdays.  Dutch Wonderland is conveniently located on Route 30 East in Lancaster.

Click here for all the information:

http://www.dutchwonderland.com/events/winter_wonderland/index.php

Another Lancaster Institution Sold This Week – WTH!

Kingdom Coaster and Log Flume

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First Auntie Anne’s, now this!!

It was announced today in the Harrisburg Patriot that Dutch Wonderland has been sold!  Hershey Entertainment sold Dutch Wonderland to Palace Entertainment for an undisclosed price. (sounds familiar)  Hershey Entertainment was approached by Palace Entertainment and has been negotiating the sale since May.  Hershey Entertainment said the sale will allow them to fully concentrate on Hershey attractions.

Palace Entertainment is the largest operator of water parks and family entertainment centers in the U.S.  They also own the very popular Kennywood Amusement Park in suburban Pittsburgh along with 37 other venues in 11 states..

There are no immediate plans for change at the park (hopefully not famous last words!)