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New Jersey’s 2014 Tourism Ads Don’t Feature Chris Christie

New Jersey tourism officials say Gov. Chris Christie won’t be in this year’s commercials trying to entice tourists to visit the state.

03/21/2014

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Philadelphia Forms Task Force To Find Ways To Boost Tourism

The city has booked over 325,000 hotel rooms booked this year from conventions. In 2016, that drops to about 240,000. Officials blame increased competition from other cities, less convention demand, and high union labor costs for the dip.

03/19/2014

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Philadelphia Tourism Agency Uses Social Media To Promote City At Home And Abroad

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau launched two social media campaigns for the month of November designed to promote the city here and across the pond.

11/16/2013

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

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International Rugby Match At PPL Park Hopes To Generate Interest In The Sport

A high-profile international rugby match takes place this evening at PPL Park.

11/09/2013

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Atlantic City Brings ‘Do AC’ Campaign Tour To Philadelphia

Philadelphia now has casinos. But it doesn’t have a beach or an ocean — something Atlantic City plans to hammer home this weekend.

07/05/2013

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Field Trip App

We miss a lot of interesting and cool things every day – and especially when we’re on vacation. Field Trip will notify you when you’re near something special.

05/30/2013

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey Tourism Increased Last Year Despite Superstorm Sandy

Not even Superstorm Sandy could wash away an historic tourist season last year in New Jersey.

03/20/2013

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Sequester Cuts Change Atlantic City Airshow

One of the main attractions of Atlantic City’s airshow are United States Military team demonstrations, but sequester cuts in Washington have them grounded this year.

03/15/2013

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Tourists Spend A Lot Of Cash When Visiting Historic Sites In Philadelphia

According to estimates, 3. 6 million visitors spend a little over $150 million a year and that goes to support 2100 jobs in the local area.

03/03/2013

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Submerged Superstorm Sandy Debris Threatens New Jersey Tourism

On the surface, things look calm and placid. Just beneath the waterline, however, it’s a different story.

02/18/2013

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Philadelphia Tops List For Most Visited Destination Site Out Of 10 Largest U.S. Cities

Philadelphia’s tourism website has topped the list of most-trafficked destination websites for the U.S. in 2012.

02/13/2013

Matt Cameron, Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam perform at the 'Made in America' concert on Labor Day weekend. (Credit: Maria Ives)

GPTMC Ranks Top Five Weekends Of 2012

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation has made a list of the five biggest weekends of 2012.

12/31/2012

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Convention And Visitors Bureau Reveals New Ways To Discover Philadelphia

The Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday launched an effort to make Philadelphia more of a global destination.

11/21/2012

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‘The Voluntourist’: Traveling To Work

The summer season is coming to an end so maybe your next vacation is not front and center in your plans, but would you consider going someplace to work?

08/19/2012

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