Articles tagged “philadelphia”

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Philadelphia Attracts 34,000 Visitors During Phillies’ Run to the World Series

The Philadelphia Phillies came up short in the World Series this month against the Houston Astros, but the city's tourism industry emerged as a big winner from the team's unexpected postseason success. Philadelphia attracted 34,000 overnight visitors during the Phillies' three-week playoff run, representing 35,000 hotel room nights, according to data provider Tourism Economics. The…

Tourism

The Philadelphia Actor Bringing the U.S. Constitution to Life for Tourists

The U.S. Constitution has been enormously divisive throughout history. But Cathy Simpson considers it an honor to tell its story because of its crucial role in building the country.

The Philadelphia Actor Bringing the U.S. Constitution to Life for Tourists

News Blog

New Visit Philly CEO Named

Visit Philadelphia has announced it's appointed Angela Val to serve as its president and CEO, making her the first Black woman ever to run the organization. Val, who will start her new roles on June 27, has extensive experience in Philadelphia's tourism and hospitality industry. She is making her return to Visit Philadelphia, where she…

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Delta Air Lines’ Bet on Premium

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, April 13, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Delta Air Lines’ Bet on Premium

Coronavirus

Philadelphia’s New Tourism Campaign Advances Close-To-Home Strategy

Tourism marketing from destinations that continue to prioritize their resident communities are likely to build a more resilient future. If Visit Philadelphia keeps applying that lesson past the pandemic years, it's likely to pay off long term.

Philadelphia’s New Tourism Campaign Advances Close-To-Home Strategy

Tourism

Retiring Visit Philadelphia CEO Reflects on 4 Decades on Tourism’s Front Lines

Levitz uses her weaknesses as strengths and has remained a humble leader, despite the outsize impact she has had on Philadelphia's booming tourism industry during the past four decades. Every destination can learn something from her leadership.

Retiring Visit Philadelphia CEO Reflects on 4 Decades on Tourism’s Front Lines

Media and PR

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Meetings

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

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.

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