Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is a non-profit organization designed to attract visitors to Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Operating on a budget of approximately $2 million, the Bureau is funded by a tax on hotel stays and generates millions of dollars in revenue from visitor spending. The county’s top attraction is Moraine State Park which receives more than 2 million visitors each year. Another “claim to fame” is the county seat, Butler, which is the birthplace of the Jeep. Each June, thousands of Jeep enthusiasts flock to the area for the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.
- Visitors spent $593.7 million in Butler County in 2017
- Tourism provides more than 4,000 jobs in Butler County
- The number of hotel rooms in Butler County has increased from 1,409 in 2009 to 2,948 at the end of 2018
Founded in 2002, The Board of Commissioners of Butler County has designated the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau as the official tourism promotion and development organization for Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of a variety of members including agritourism, fairs and festivals, golf, history, great outdoors, arts and culture, family fun, dining, shopping and accommodations.
The vision of Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is to promote tourism in Butler County.
The mission of Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is to promote Butler County, PA, as an attractive tourism and business destination.
The bureau is governed by a board of directors with various activities recommended and implemented by standing committees. The organization is funded by a county hotel tax, membership dues, state tourism matching grants and other cooperative programs.
The bureau creates an annual visitors guide as well as specific target brochures, plus two calendar of events brochures each year.