Jack Ferguson

Convention Center Expected To Play A Big Role During 2016 DNCThe 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.
Wedding Bells Silenced As Pope's Philly Visit Fills HotelsTourism and hospitality officials said the impact of Francis' appearance is unlike anything they've experienced in recent memory.
Confirmation of Pope Francis' Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into OverdriveThe hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.
Philadelphia Convention Center Bookings On The RiseA new labor agreement at Philadelphia's Convention Center is less than four months old, but officials say it's having an impact on bookings.
Philadelphia Creates Online Course To Churn Out Resident Tourism AmbassadorsHow would you like to be a Certified Hospitality Professional? It's free, online, and doesn't take long, says Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Convention And Visitors Bureau Reveals New Ways To Discover PhiladelphiaThe Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday launched an effort to make Philadelphia more of a global destination.
Philadelphia Convention And Visitors Bureau Unveils 'Completely Philly' Marketing CampaignThe Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled its marketing campaign for the city on Wednesday afternoon at its annual luncheon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
New Hotel Planned For 12th and Arch Sts. In Center City PhiladelphiaIn a glimmer of good economic news for Philadelphia, a local developer today announced plans for a new hotel to be built right across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Access Denied: Philadelphia Has No Handicapped-Accessible TaxisA local cab company says it's willing to provide handicapped-accessible taxis, but it's waiting for permission from the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
Convention Center Expansion Paying Off For Philadelphia EconomyThe recent expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center is paying big dividends for the Philadelphia economy.
Philadelphia Ranking As Destination For Foreign Visitors SlipsThe latest federal ranking of foreign visits to America's cities shows some slippage for Philadelphia, down from 11th place to 13th in 2010.
Community And Business Leaders Gather To Focus On Philadelphia's Future Top city leaders, including planners and hospitality officials as well as small business people gathered this week to discuss the state of Philadelphia. They were looking for "transformative ideas' to impact jobs and the quality of life in the city.
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