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City Life

A Philly Guidebook Even Locals Will Want on Their Coffee Tables

Travel is down. Airlines are going broke. Tourism is floundering. If you had to conceive of the worst possible time to release a travel guidebook, […]

City Life

In a Post-Lockdown World, Philly Tourism Eyes a Reset

It was shaping up to be another banner year for tourism. In January and February, Philly was on pace to break its all-time visitation record […]

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City Life

Philly Tourism Leader: Some City Hotels Will Be “Suspending Operations”

Jeff Guaracino has been the CEO of Visit Philadelphia, one of the city’s two major tourism organizations, since 2018. Guaracino previously served as head of […]

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City Life

Sorry Millennial Travelers! Visit Philly’s New Target for 2020 is Boomers

Millennials? Relax. Gen Z? Sit this one out. While you’re yukking it up on Twitter with your pithy little hashtags, 2020 is shaping up to be, […]

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Explore the City Via These 8 Great (Non-Bus) Philadelphia Tours

Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours For a fairly rare view of Philly, you might need to get wet. Hidden River Outfitters offers these kayak tours up […]

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City Life

Puzzled by That Ad Comparing Philly to Barcelona? It’s Not Such a Stretch, Says Tourism Head

Philadelphia has seen a record-breaking number of visitors for seven straight years in large part thanks to the advertising efforts of tourism agency Visit Philadelphia. CEO Jeff […]

City Life

Why Philly’s Marketing Gurus Will Never Give Up the Cheesesteak (or Rocky)

A while back, Saab ran a commercial that said, “People will always want to be somewhere else.” That’s the motivation for travel. But being somewhere […]

City Life

Philly Saw a Record Number of Tourists Last Year (Again)

Philadelphia drew a record number of tourists for the eighth consecutive year in 2017, with 43.3 million visitors traveling to the City of Brotherly Love. […]

Business

Think You Know Philly? Design Your Own Tour (and Make $$$) Through This New App

Some say the key to traveling is visiting friends in foreign places, but how many of us just happen to have buddies conveniently located in […]

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City Life

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. […]

Be Well Philly

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 […]

Business

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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Business

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 […]