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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 […]

Business

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 […]

City Life

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, […]

City Life

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 […]

Business

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Property

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Report: National Parks Bring $196 Million to Philly

A new report says Philadelphia’s national parks generated $196 million for the city in 2013 — being the birthplace of American democracy, turns out, can […]

City

Most of Philadelphia’s Visitors Come from the United Kingdom

A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of National Travel and Tourism ranks Philadelphia the 13th-most visited city for overseas visitors to […]

City Life

10 Tourism Campaigns Here for the Mocking

Since May, the Inquirer‘s Karen Heller has been covering the humorously bureaucratic scrap between the city’s two civic marketing firms and their conflicting efforts to […]

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Property

Survey: Philly Hotels Are Most Highly Rated Online

You think this city isn’t friendly? Think again. TravelMag.com reports that out of 30 destination cities, Philadelphia got the highest percentage of positive reviews of its […]

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Property

Morning Headlines: Vancouver Sun Is Smitten With Philadelphia

“I love Paris. I love London. I love Rome. All amazing cities. But now I am smitten with Philadelphia,” begins a recent piece in the […]

Things to Do

The People Want Rocky: Why Did it Take the Art Museum and the City’s Tourism Folks So Long to Understand That?

Dan McQuade, God bless you. Your immortal post on Rocky’s run through the streets of Philadelphia has finally shaken the marble pillars that keep the […]

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Property

New Tourism Campaign: “Phillyosophy”

You remember the WithLove, Philadelphia XOXO campaign. It consisted of ads like this one: For 2014, things have changed. Though the new ads are still […]