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Meryl Levitz to Step Down as Visit Philadelphia President and CEO

After 40 years of championing the City of Brotherly Love to the world, Visit Philadelphia’s founding president and CEO, Meryl Levitz, will step down from […]


PHOTOS: Still Courting Amazon, Philly Takes Over Seattle With New Ad Campaign

Philadelphia may have submitted its bid for Amazon’s HQ2 over a week ago, but that’s hasn’t stopped the city from shamelessly courting the e-commerce giant. […]


I Love My Job: Welcome America President and CEO Jeff Guaracino

We’re two months out from one of Philadelphia’s biggest celebrations — the Wawa Welcome America festival — and Jeff Guaracino is the man leading the […]


You Can Now View Philly on a Virtual Reality Headset

There’s now a new way to view Philly’s top destinations, and it involves bleeding-edge technology. On Friday, Visit Philadelphia announced that Philly visitors, before coming […]


Visit Philadelphia Celebrates 20 Years With Big, $2M Grant

In 1996, Mayor Edward Rendell, Governor Thomas Ridge and Rebecca Rimel, penned an op-ed in the Inquirer that posited, “The Philadelphia region is sitting on gold.” And […]


Cambria Hotel Breaks Ground Before It’s Ground

No actual ground was broken in this morning’s ceremony at the site of the future Cambria Hotel and Suites on the Avenue of the Arts, […]


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 […]


New Philly Tourism Commercial Is Laughably Bad

Let us first say that we have great love for the work that Visit Philadelphia (formerly Visit Philly, formerly the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation) […]

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There Are Now Philadelphia-Specific Emojis

About a year and a half ago, we wrote a wish list for Philadelphia-specific emojis. And, well, our prayers have finally been answered: Today, Visit […]


Wanted: Extras for a #PopeInPhilly Video

Some Philadelphians have been, um, not exactly bubbly about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the city this month. Visit Philadelphia, the city’s tourism agency, is creating a video aimed […]


What’s Going On With Visit Philadelphia’s LGBT Marketing?

If you’ve even been partially involved in the Philly gay scene, you know Bruce Yelk‘s name. He’s been at the helm of Visit Philadelphia’s gay […]