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.
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.
Big events and sleeping on the floor: It's like reliving the early days of Airbnb all over again. We can't wait to see the Pope-related travel startup that this leads to.
It's great that people won't have to break the law to see the pope, but it will be interesting to see how Philadelphia's laissez faire approach will pan out over the long term.