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Harrisburg Apparently Wants to Kill Philly’s Hotel Industry

In an effort to end the state budget stalemate, Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing a plan to add a 5 percent tax on hotel stays statewide. […]

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The Healthy Eater’s Guide to Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market is every foodie’s dream. But what about us healthy foodies? Navigating past Beiler’s donuts, candy shops, Amish bakeries and Bassett’s ice cream […]

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Will Philadelphia Get a Nonstop Flight to Asia Soon?

The addition of a direct Asia route has long been a goal for Philadelphia International Airport, but CEO Chellie Cameron’s recent visit to China is a signal […]

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Ride the Ducks Operations in Philly “Suspended Indefinitely”

Ride the Ducks, the company behind the rumbling amphibious “duck trucks” that have carried scads of quacking tourists through the city’s streets and on the […]

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Philadelphia Sees 3 Percent Rise in International Travel

Philadelphia saw a 3.2 percent rise in overseas visitors between 2014 and 2015, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau announced this week.

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The Most People Ever Visited Philadelphia In 2015

Visit Philadelphia released Philadelphia’s tourism statistics today, and the numbers are record-breaking: 41 million people visited our city last year, up from 39 million in […]

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Lonely Planet Names Philly Top U.S. Travel Destination for 2016

One day, we’ll get used to this. But not yet. Last year, the city got giddy when The New York Times recommended its readers spend the third […]

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Philly Named Top Family Vacation Destination in U.S.

A company that makes travel guides for kids has ranked Philly its top destination for family vacations. Philly took the top spot in the rankings […]

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Philly’s Tourism on Record-Setting Pace

In the first six months of 2015, Philadelphia’s tourism industry has been on a record-setting pace. And with the World Meeting of Families scheduled for […]

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The 10 Worst Tourist Traps in Philadelphia, Ranked

So, you’re planning a trip to Philadelphia to see the pope, or for a convention, or for the Dalai Lama, or to attend the DNC, […]

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12 Can’t Miss, Not Fake* Philadelphia Tourist Destinations for 2015!

Locals know that Philadelphia is a great city, and that it’s only getting better with time. Well, the word has gotten out, and Philly is […]

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BizFeed: Philly’s Tourism Boom; Google’s “Buy” Button

1. Philly’s Tourism Boom The News: Summer is prime time to see out-of-towners riding the duck boats, running the Rocky steps, and checking out all the weird […]

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Visit Philly Scores a Win with New Tourism Commercial

Visit Philly — previously known as the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation — produces a lot of videos touting Philadelphia as an awesome place to visit. And […]

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One Liberty Place to Get Observation Deck

Philadelphians and visitors wanting a bird’s-eye view of the city will get their chance: Mayor Nutter on Tuesday announced plans for an observation deck at […]

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Controller: Combine Tourism Agencies Into One Department

Philadelphia has two agencies that entice outsiders to come spend money here: Visit Philadelphia appeals to tourists; the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau tries to […]