• VisitPITTSBURGH Wants Your Ideas

     
    POSTED March 26, 2017
     

VisitPITTSBURGH has developed a fun promotional campaign to get locals more involved with its “Pittsburgh. Mighty. Beautiful.” theme and tagline. The organization kicked-off the “Mighty. Beautiful.” campaign and contest at its Annual Meeting luncheon by asking attendees to think of a third word to describe the city, e.g. Mighty. Beautiful. Welcoming. Among the words being used to describe Pittsburgh were: Inspiring. Proud. Reinvented. Welcoming. Legendary. Innovative.

Many times in VisitPITTSBURGH promotions, the organization adds another word to the tagline when talking about the city. For example, when showcasing the hot culinary scene, the CVB may say in its promotion: “Mighty. Beautiful. Delicious.” When talking about the city’s rich history, it may be: “Mighty. Beautiful. Historic.”

Now, VisitPITTSBURGH wants locals to choose their “Pittsburgh word.” That is, what word best describes their Pittsburgh? How would they describe the vibe of this city to a visitor?

There are two way to submit entries:

Download the sign at isitpittsburgh/mightybeautiful, or pick one up at the WELCOME Pittsburgh Information Center & Gift Shop, Fifth Avenue Place

1. Write your word and then post a photo on your social channels using #mightybeautiful

2. Or, write your word and post a quick video explaining why you chose your word

On Aug. 23, a grand prize winner will be announced to win one of two exciting Pittsburgh Staycation packages. The winner can choose from one of the following options:

Staycation Option 1: Mighty. Beautiful. Passionate.

Overnight stay at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh – North Shore
(2) Tickets to the Steelers’ Home Opener
$100 Gift Card to Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36

Staycation Option 2: Mighty. Beautiful. Cultural.

Overnight stay at the Omni William Penn
$150 Gift Card for the Cultural Trust for the performance of your choice
(2) Passes to the Andy Warhol Museum
$150 Gift Card to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

For more information, go to visitpittsburgh.com/mightybeautiful.

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Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.