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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

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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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The Woofound App

Looking for something to do, but can’t find inspiration? Woofound has you check off things you like and don’t like in a slideshow-like quiz, then uses those results to suggest nearby activities.

08/13/2012

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Tourism Up This Summer In Philadelphia

Car Schnieder with the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation says the statistics look good for Philadelphia tourism this summer.

07/28/2012

A ticket and a smile? The PPA wants to change their reputation. (file photo)

PPA Officers To Be Trained On Being Friendly, Helpful

The Parking Authority apparently wants a kinder, gentler image, and so officials are going to be training their hundreds of enforcement officers on how to be more friendly and helpful.

07/25/2012

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Tripomatic App

Tripomatic lets travelers (and home town tourists) find nearby points of interest using an incredibly basic (and intuitive) interface.

07/02/2012

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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

(NBA player Kris Humphries and reality TV star Kim Kardashian were married in California, where there is no waiting period.  Their marriage lasted 72 days.  Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images)

State Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate 3-Day Marriage License Wait in New Jersey

It’s a plan driven more by economics than emotions.

11/30/2011

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Adventuring Through Philadelphia’s Public Transportation

Here are several options to help you escape the hustle and bustle of city life or to enjoy some of the treasures outside of Center City.

10/31/2011

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Magazine Names Philadelphia Tops In History And Culture

More than 40,000 votes were cast, with Philadelphia dominating in one major category.

10/27/2011

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Revenues at Atlantic City’s 11 Casinos Down For Second Straight Month By Less Than 1 Percent

To get excited about a loss may sound crazy, but September’s drop of .6 percent has analysts like Joe Weinert at the Spectrum Gaming Group feeling cautiously optimistic about Atlantic City’s casinos.

10/15/2011

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