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Meryl Levitz

(Meryl Levitz, in her office at Visit Philadelphia, holds a copy of Amtrak's on-board magazine.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Seeing Rail Travel As Hook For Its Tourism Business

Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, says the region is being featured in a special, 43-page section of the March-April issue of Amtrak’s on-board magazine.

03/14/2014

(Image provided by Visit Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Pitches Tourists With Its New ‘Phillyosophy’

Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, says the new ads feature photos promoting city locations or activities and contain a catchy line while retaining the “With Love, Philadelphia” slogan.

01/08/2014

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation has changed its name to Visit Philadelphia. (credit: Visit Philadelphia)

Philadelphia’s Tourism Marketing Organization Gets New Name

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation — also known as GPTMC — has changed its name to a more self-explanatory moniker.

11/11/2013

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.

09/17/2013

(Moira Baylson announces the new cultureblocks.com 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.

04/30/2013

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.

01/23/2013

(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.

06/20/2012

(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!

05/13/2012

(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.

01/12/2012

(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.

01/02/2012

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.

08/05/2011

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.

05/11/2011

(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.

02/24/2011

(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.

01/31/2011

(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.

01/29/2011

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