Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

(Submission for the contest, provided by Visit Philly.)

Positively Philadelphia: Phillyosophy Photo Contest

If you like to take photographs, do we have a contest for you!


(Erin Musich and a friend share an apple pie shake at Magpie and an Instagram photo of themselves.)

Philadelphia’s Tourism Agency Hosts Bloggers’ Tour

The travel bloggers, from all over the country, explored the 14 areas highlighted in the GPTMC “Philadelphia Neighborhoods” campaign.


A popular stop on the agenda of most Philadelphia visitors is a cheesesteak cart or stand. credit: Michelle Durham)

Philly Officials, Merchants Say Rainy June Dampened Summer Tourism

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation president Meryl Levitz says there were some key factors that made this summer no record setter.


(A new Philadelphia tourism spot aimed at the gay and lesbian market features a campy character called "Miss Richfield 1981."  Image provided by GPTMC)

New Philly Tourism Campaign Goes Over The Top For Gay Market

Bruce Yelk, with the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, says their newest marketing campaign marks the third time ever that an LGBT-specific campaign has been produced by a US destination.


Korean War Memorial File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Plenty To Do If You’re Staying In Town For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia is full of events. For example you can celebrate the holiday all week long at the National Constitution Center.


(portrait of Anna Jarvis)

Philadelphia Plays Unlikely Role In Creation Of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarivis, the Philadelphia woman who started Mother’s Day, spent her later years trying to do away with the holiday, including turning on her earliest supporter, John Wanamaker.


(Moira Baylson announces the new web site, at a City Hall press conference.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Unveils New Arts-and-Culture Planning Web Site

Moira Baylson, of the mayor’s Office of the Arts (at left in photo), says the site grabs a long list of primary data from other public and private sources, making research one-stop shopping.


GPTMC's Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. (Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

New Tourism Website Puts Focus On Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation is rolling out a brand new interactive website that highlights the City’s neighborhoods in a unique way.


(File photo)

City’s Family-Friendly Attractions Expect Bump From 2015 World Meeting Of Families

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation says it’s nearly two years away, but the meeting will bring many visitors, and since the event is geared toward families, the city’s family-friendly events will benefit.


file photo (credit: Brian McEntire/Getty Images)

Prizes Awarded For A Perfect Philly Proposal

If you’re thinking of asking your sweetie to marry you on Valentine’s Day and have a good Philadelphia story to tell, there’s a contest to help the winner do it style.


(Tourists flock to Independence Mall in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Hotel Operators Get Behind Proposed Hike in City’s Hotel Tax

“We all sat down at the table and have come to an agreement,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.


(A Holiday Inn at 4th and Arch Streets in Old City Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Hotel Owners Change Stance On Hotel Tax Hike

Hotel managers and owners in Philadelphia have done an about-face and now say they oppose a plan to raise the city’s hotel tax.


(A room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Proposed Hike In Philadelphia Hotel Tax Would Go To Promoting Tourism

The proposal would raise the “hospitality promotion tax” in Philadelphia from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent.


(GPTMC president Meryl Levitz announces tourism figures at a Barnes Foundation press conference.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Sets A Tourism Record

More people are visiting Philadelphia than ever, according to a new report by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.


(Credit: GPTMC)

Positively Philadelphia: Open Casting Call For Positive Philadelphians

So you always wanted to be a model but you’re not a model? Here’s your chance!