Meryl Levitz

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Will Massive Security For Papal Visit Cause People To Think Twice About Coming To Philly?

A top tourism official in the city remains optimistic.

07/09/2015

(The Eagles' mascot "Swoop," accompanied by Rocky and Ben Franklin reenactors, poses for a snapshot at one of Visit Philly's new photo spots, this one outside the Visitors' Center on Independence Mall.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency Creates Scenic Photo Ops For Visiting Tourists

The photogenic props include giant XOXO letters, a bicycle-built-for-three mounted on a stand, and oversized Adirondack chairs.

06/11/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(A horse-drawn carriage at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Confirmation of Pope Francis’ Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into Overdrive

The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.

11/18/2014

Top Philadelphia Democrats will be pulling out the stops as they try to convince national party officials to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention right here. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Philadelphia Gets Two Days With Democratic National Committee To Seal The Deal On 2016 Convention

Columbus, Birmingham and Phoenix join Philadelphia and New York as finalists to host the convention.

08/12/2014

(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!

07/27/2014

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Philadelphia Celebrates July 4th Before, During And After The Holiday

There’s a lot happening in Philadelphia this week, in the days leading up to and following the Fourth of July.

06/30/2014

(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

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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

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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

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