As the area’s official destination marketing organization, Visit Luzerne County understands the role tourism will play in our area’s rebound from the effects of COVID-19. With an economic impact of $989 million in 2018 and more than 7,000 jobs dependent on the visitors who come to Luzerne County, we want to ensure that the businesses and our partners in tourism have the tools they need to recover once the this current health crisis is behind us. To do this we are partnering with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and DiscoverNEPA to create one site full of resources for our industry partners, so we can once again be ready to show visitors and locals what a great place Luzerne County is to visit, live and work.
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For the latest COVID 19 updates a community partnership was formed to provide the information for our neighbors, businesses and partners. Click here to access this collaborative resource guide to unite us together during these times.
Discover the latest resources, maps and information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Northeastern Pennsylvania by visiting the NEPA CoronaVirus HUB Site.
Destination Management Organizations like Visit Luzerne County, work with multiple tourism organizations that provide destinations with information such as; best practices, marketing, legislation, finances and much. Below is a a listing of industry experts links where resources for a variety of hospitality partners can be found. These organizations are providing very important crisis information for all aspects of the tourism industry.
Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Right now, PEMA and FEMA are working to collect information from hotels interested in offering their lodging for lease should they be needed in this crisis. Below see links to get your information to these agencies:
The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world. We represent and advocate on behalf of more than 500,000 restaurant businesses.
Destinations International’s number one goal is to give our members the tools they need, which includes accurate and up-to-date information as it pertains to the effects of coronavirus on the travel, tourism and meetings industry.
U.S. Travel is the leading force that grows and sustains travel and protects the freedom to travel. Our efforts are focused on achieving our shared vision for the industry: Travel is understood as essential to the economy, American jobs, security, image and well-being of the United States and travelers.