Articles tagged “philadelphia”

Visit Philly Turns to Black Thought From The Roots to Attract More Black Tourists

Visit Philly Turns to Black Thought From The Roots to Attract More Black Tourists

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Visit Philadelphia’s new videos target black travelers making at least $75,000 and aim to reclaim some lost market share. But the campaign sends a more nuanced message to a wider audience.

1 month ago

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Cities Lack Research to Determine Long-Term Economic Impacts of Conventions

Cities Lack Research to Determine Long-Term Economic Impacts of Conventions

Meetings Mean Business + Skift

City governments and convention bureaus would love to better understand the long-term economic impacts that conventions in advanced industries deliver to their cities, but there are a lot of challenges trying to establish metrics and tracking methodologies to accomplish that.

3 months ago

U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts To Transform Cities’ Brands

U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts To Transform Cities’ Brands

Greg Oates, Skift

With the federal government deadlocked in intractable partisan debate, mayors across the U.S. are stepping up to drive progress by cultivating their innovation economies. A growing number are developing innovation districts to elevate their cities' brands.

3 months ago

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good food, day or night, is always a welcome draw whether you're a visitor or a local and we can definitely get behind this new wave of Asia-inspired night markets.

6 months ago

Video: U.S. Travel Leaders on What Ails Tourism Today

Video: U.S. Travel Leaders on What Ails Tourism Today

Greg Oates, Skift

U.S. Travel is pushing us to take more time off, but millennials are nervous, and middle managers aren't listening. Also, tourism bureaus are doing a better job at communicating the economic impact of travel, and Brand USA is starting to see results with a 10 percent jump in international inbound intent-to-travel.

11 months ago

Democratic Delegates Cramming Philadelphia Hotel Rooms as Rates Soar

Democratic Delegates Cramming Philadelphia Hotel Rooms as Rates Soar

Dake Kang, Associated Press

We'd bet there are plenty of Democratic convention delegates staying in apartment and home rentals in Philly next week while many are sharing hotel rooms. Has the sharing economy made hotels soften their rates? Not much evidence of it yet.

1 year ago

Airbnb’s Potential Impact on Hotels During the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Airbnb’s Potential Impact on Hotels During the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Laila Kearney, Reuters

The upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions may prove to be ideal case studies for whether or not Airbnb can have the potential to disrupt lucrative hotel compression night rates. And if Airbnb does make a mark on hotel rates, hotels will have to seriously rethink their strategies around the monopoly they once had with citywide meetings and events.

1 year ago

What It Meant for Cleveland and Philadelphia to Win National Political Conventions

What It Meant for Cleveland and Philadelphia to Win National Political Conventions

Greg Oates, Skift

Philadelphia and Cleveland have invested heavily in their downtown districts and public-private partnerships, so they're viewing their two national political conventions as coming-out parties for the convention industry.

2 years ago

Visit Philadelphia Rocked by Employee Embezzlement Scandal

Visit Philadelphia Rocked by Employee Embezzlement Scandal

Associated Press

We've always been impressed both by Visit Philly's work and its results. We suspect the contentious relationship between it and the city's convention bureau — and a desire to keep failings secret lest the latter use it as leverage — had something to do with the poor solution to the problem.

2 years ago

Philadelphia’s New Conventions CEO on Reinventing Old Meetings Ideas

Philadelphia’s New Conventions CEO on Reinventing Old Meetings Ideas

Greg Oates, Skift

Convention bureaus are shifting their priorities to connect more people from disparate backgrounds, cultures and industries in an effort to drive new business development, competitive advantage, and knowledge sharing.

2 years ago

Philadelphia Picked as Lonely Planet’s Top U.S. Destination for 2016

Philadelphia Picked as Lonely Planet’s Top U.S. Destination for 2016

Kristen de Groot, Associated Press

We're a little tired of picture-perfect destinations that now bank everything on tourism (cough, Charleston, cough), which is why we like this pick from LP.

2 years ago

Philadelphia Is the First UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S.

Philadelphia Is the First UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S.

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press

Few U.S. cities offer the mix of history, culture, food, and livability as Philly. We are biased, but we will say UNESCO has a winner.

2 years ago