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All-In-One Tours & Cruises - Lancaster, PA

“Last fall I arranged a group leader FAMiliarization tour with Emily Beck at VisitErie. VisitErie partnered with the Mercer County CVB and provided us with a diverse itinerary and attractions that kept us busy throughout our stay. Our group leaders and I were amazed at how much the region has to offer in the way of attractions, hotels and restaurants. So far we have four groups booked tours to NW PA that include at least one night in Erie in for 2012. Another group booked a shorter tour that includes many of the sites we visited in Mercer County and who will spend a night in Franklin, PA.  Other groups are considering booking Erie for 2013.  Our thanks to VisitErie and its members for not only making our group leaders welcome but, also for enticing them to come back with their groups!”

Pinnacle Tours - Inc. Massillon, OH

“We were more than pleasantly surprised that Erie had so much to offer.  We had no idea!  Your FAM tour surely convinced us that Erie is the place to bring groups for Mystery Tours, Shopping Tours, Winery Tours, Hub ‘n Spoke, and more!  All the attractions & restaurants on the itinerary were great.  The people were so nice and friendly and really made us feel that they wanted our business.  Everyone rolled out the red carpet for us!”

Wade Tours - Schenectady, NY

“A great destination that we will definitely incorporate into our touring schedule.”

Bieber Tourways - Kutztown, PA

“Our groups had a fantastic time in Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region. The activities, attractions and accommodations are excellent.”

Lakeshore Tours – Bowmanville Ontario, Canada

“My customers save money with Pennsylvania’s no tax on clothing and shoes at both Millcreek Mall in Erie and Premium Outlets Grove City. The variety and abundance of stores is a definite plus, satisfying everyone! Our company combines touring with shopping because of the wide variety of attractions. They add an entertaining twist to our shopping excursions."

Lakefront Lines - Ohio

“Things to do, places to eat, to game, and comfortable spots to rest for the night makes Erie a prime destination for our groups.”

S & S Travel, Inc. – Kendallville, Indiana

“Our group was very surprised at the number of touring attractions Erie and Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region has to offer. There is so much to do we stay two nights and have been back several times.”

Take a Break Travel - London Ontario, Canada

“We had the opportunity to include Erie on one of our four day Mystery Tours and our people loved it! In the past we had only considered Erie for shopping tours, but upon looking a little further we thought we’d go beyond and make it a relaxing informative tour and we were not disappointed. Hotel staff went overboard to meet all our people’s needs. To make our stay more enjoyable we enlisted the services of a local receptive operator. Our guide did an awesome job! Our passengers really enjoyed the diversity of the City and the pride in maintaining its history. I would not hesitate booking another tour to Erie in the near future.”

Elaine Farell, CAE Executive Director, Pennsylvania Bus Association

“On behalf of PBA members, thank you so much for your generous partnership of our 2012 Annual Meeting in Erie! Your meticulous contribution in every segment of our event resulted in an opportunity for our registrants to see what Erie has to offer in their customer itineraries in the future. People commented on how beautiful Erie is and the hidden treasures uncovered in your great city. You always kept us in the loop during the planning effort, took our suggestions and were just visible. Your interest in commitment were very much recognized.”