Wednesday is scheduled to be a marathon day of run-throughs for the televised parade. But it comes with the threat of snow.
Eric Hansen, a top official at the US Travel Association, won’t come right out and say which city he thinks might be the best fit.
“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.
As demolition for the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution gets underway in earnest in Old City Philadelphia, the museum is announcing a sizeable monetary gift of support.
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.
“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”
The opportunity to try a meal that our forefathers might have enjoyed was snatched from the table by the current members of Congress, who have failed to end the federal budget deadlock.
Tourists on the historical circuit were finding slim pickings today, with the major sites closed for the government funding crisis.
The free tours are up to 12 hours long and cover 200 sites.
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation president Meryl Levitz says there were some key factors that made this summer no record setter.
Hotels in center city Philadelphia are expected to be sold out for the upcoming end-of-summer weekend.
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.
How 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.
Security was tight but the mood was light in the place where our nation was born 237 years ago.