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Jeff Guaracino Takes the Reins at Visit Philly

The Rundown Age: 45 CV, abridged: Communications, Visit Philadelphia (2001-’12); strategy and communications, then executive director, Atlantic City Alliance (2012-’15); CEO, Welcome America (2016-’18); author […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Visit Philly Stops Anti-Trump Group From Copying “With Love” Campaign

We’ve all seen those popular “With Love, Philadelphia” ads put out by Visit Philly, the nonprofit company charged with bringing more tourists to Philadelphia. They […]

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Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]

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DA: Former Visit Philly Exec Embezzled $200K

You’d think this would be obvious by now, but apparently not: Taxpayer dollars can’t be spent on fur coats, facials and fancy dinners. That lesson […]

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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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Report: Center City Hotel Room Occupancy Hits Record High

Philadelphia tourism is on a roll — and it’s driving hotel room occupancy to all-time highs. In fact, Center City hotel room occupancy is projected to close 2015 at 77.4 […]

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All the Ways Philadelphia is Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation’s First LGBT Protests

  We’ve already reported on several ways the City of Philadelphia will mark the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first LGBT protests—which took place in […]

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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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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 […]

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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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New Gay Visit Philadelphia Ad Could Be Gayer

Visit Philadelphia (VP) has released a new series of images in its recently evolved “With Love” campaign, that’s now called “Phillyosophy.” The idea behind it, […]

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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 […]