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Historic USS Olympia Will Spend At Least One More Summer Docked At Penn’s Landing

The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.


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Local Officials Resist State Takeover Of Atlantic City’s Casino Districts

City Council this week voted for a resolution that pushes for changes in the state takeover particularly the part that puts planning and zoning decisions around the casinos in the hands of a state authority.


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Tripadvisor Ranks Cape May As One Of The World’s Top Beaches

It ranked second next to Myrtle Beach for US destinations and ninth for world beach destinations.


(Despite the rain, a long line of people waited in line today outside the Liberty Bell pavilion on Independence Mall.  If the government shuts down over a budget stalemate, the pavilion would be closed.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Government Shutdown Looming, Independence Mall Gets a Teaching Moment

A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.


Some Local Flights Canceled On Southwest Airlines

Three flights, Sunday afternoon, have been delayed by more than an hour. They include flights 11-16 and 10-22 to Orlando and flight 39-15 to West Palm Beach. Flight 16-22 from Boston to Philadelphia has been cancelled, as has flight 13-69 from Tampa.


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Tourism Was $35.5B Industry In New Jersey In 2010

Tourism in New Jersey was a $35.5 billion industry last year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno told a tourism conference in Atlantic City on Thursday that figure was up just under 1 percent from 2009.


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Philadelphia Sets Hotel Record Despite Recession

A company that monitors the hotel industry, Smith Travel Research, found that Philadelphia hotels booked just under four million room nights in 2010.


I Wanna Go There.com

by KYW’s Bob Bicknell Here’s a site for those who like to venture far and wide for “travel, not tourism.” This is more about going your own way than following the herd.


Love Park's Visitor Center to Become a Branch Office

There’s a little bit of love coming to the eyesore of a visitors’ center in Love Park (JFK Plaza).


Topic: "Locally Grown." Menu: Cheesesteaks?!

To highlight the importance of local foods, Philadelphia tourism officials today were enlisting the help of a well-known caterer to teach passersby in “Love Park” (JFK Plaza) how to create their own cheesesteaks using totally […]


Marketing Phila. as a Gambling Destination

The rise of casinos in our area has raised the stakes in Philadelphia’s quest for the tourist dollar.


Despite the Heat, Vacationers Flock to Philadelphia

The heat did not stop tourists from taking in the sights in Old City. But visitors did take precautions.


"Duck Boat" Sinks in Delaware River, Two Missing

KYW Newsradio Team Coverage by John McDevitt, Mike DeNardo, Mike Dunn, Jim Melwert, Hadas Kuznits, Pat Loeb, and Ian Bush The search continued on Thursday morning for two people still missing after Wednesday’s accident on […]

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/07/2010

Heat Wave Forces Tourism Horse Carriages Off Streets

by KYW’s John McDevitt Thanks to the oppressive heat it’s a day off for some who work outdoors — and that includes animals.




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