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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Suburban Tourism Officials Ready To Accommodate Guests During Papal Visit

The hotels in the city are expected to fill up first and then the suburban counties around Philadelphia will help accommodate the overflow.

11/18/2014

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City Prepares For Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

As many as 2 million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a Papal Mass in September 2015 as Pope Francis becomes the fourth Pope to visit the U.S., only the second to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

11/17/2014

("Visit Bucks County" VP Paul Bencivengo, on stage in background, talks about tourism numbers at the group's recent annual meeting.  Photo provided)

Bucks County, Pa. Seeing Tourism Numbers Continuing To Rise

Visitor spending in 2013 accounted for nearly $900 million in economic impact in the county, according to numbers recently released by “Visit Bucks County.”

10/28/2014

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Officials Launch Campaign To Bring Tourists To Bucks County

Tourism officials are hoping to attract visitors from the North Jersey-New York area to Bucks County this summer season

05/25/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Could Provide Economic Boost For Philadelphia

Eyewitness News reporter Steve Patterson shows us how Philadelphia could benefit in a big way from same-sex marriage.

05/23/2014

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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

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

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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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