The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In 2012, the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association and the Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association entered into a joint venture agreement, combining their memberships and unifying the restaurant and lodging industries within on organization—the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.

In 2016, PRLA entered into another agreement with the Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism, thus unifying the hospitality and tourism industries under one roof. By combining resources, PRLA is able to convey a unified voice for the hospitality and tourism industries, both of which significantly contribute to the economic growth of Pennsylvania.