Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation


Check Yourself In To Foursquare Day In Philadelphia

Philadelphia was joining in the celebration of Foursquare Day. The tech-savvy in Philly are participating, one check-in at a time.


(City officials, tourism leaders, and leaders of city arts institutions unveil the new logo for the city's marketing campaign.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia’s New Tourism Marketing Campaign Targets ‘Culture Vultures’

In advance of the mid-May opening of the Barnes Foundation Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the City of Philadelphia and city tourism officials are launching a new arts marketing campaign.


Philadelphia Museum Of Art (file photo)

Tourism Officials Market Philadelphia As Destination For Art Lovers

By Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In advance of the mid-May opening of the Barnes Foundation Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the city of Philadelphia and tourism officials are launching a new arts marketing […]


(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

A Good Start For Philadelphia Tourism In 2012

According to a top tourism official, it was a rip-roaring New Year’s holiday in terms of bringing people to enjoy the festivities in Philadelphia.


(Michael Minetti of Conshohocken created the best-tasting hoagie from a predefined list of ingredients, according to a panel of judges.   Credit:  Hadas Kuznits)

Conshohocken Man Wins Contest For Best-Tasting Philadelphia Hoagie

An “ultimate Philly hoagie competition” was held in Center City, in honor of National Sandwich Day.


File photo of Philadelphia skyline

Philadelphia In The Spotlight

With a slew of national articles about Philadelphia in the past few weeks, the city seems to be in the spotlight and it is all positive news about the city.


(Artist Joe Hill with his 3-D illusion drawing at Citizens Bank Park.  Photos by John McDevitt)

Artist Creates Eerie 3-D Illusion Drawing At Phillies’ Ballpark

The 10′ by 22′ image was drawn on the pavement inside the left field entrance gate by Joe Hill, a street artist with Wasabi 3-D in London.


The "Cheesesteak 101" guide on Visit Philly's Foodspotting page showcases the best in Philadelphia.

App Helps Foodies Eat Their Way Through Philadelphia

Visit Philly has become a featured destination on the web and mobile platform called Foodspotting, which is dedicated to helping people find the best foods and share them.


An example of the "With Love" advertising campaign from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. (File photo provided by GPTMC)

Philadelphia Tourism Report Shows Boom In Visitors

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation has released a new report on the impact of tourism marketing on the region. And there’s reason to celebrate.


(A group of travel writers gets a tour of the Franklin Institute's walkthrough heart exhibit during a trip sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.  Photo provided)

‘Positively Philadelphia:’ Travel Writers Entranced By Our Magical City

It’s always interesting to find out what people from out of town think of Philadelphia — especially travel writers, who check out cities around the world.


(Meryl Levitz, president of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Winners Of Philadelphia’s “With Love” Marketing Contest Announced

Meryl Levitz, president and CEO pf GPTMC, says since the start of the “With Love” billboard campaign, people have been stopping her on the street to give her billboard ideas.


(Credit / Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio)

Yo, New York! Tourism Officials Pitch Arts Festival

Philadelphia tourism officials are traveling around the east coast offering other cities a glimpse of this April’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.


(Credit: With Love Philadelphia XOXO® Ad)

Philadelphia Turns Bad Headlines Into Good Publicity

Philadelphia’s tourism marketers don’t fight fire with fire, but with the sweet sounds of success instead.


(The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation web site features its letter-writing contest.)

Positively Philadelphia: A Love-Letter-Writing Contest

A contest inviting people to write love letters to Philadelphia is in full swing.



Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

There’s a whole list of family friendly events taking place on New Year’s Eve.