Philadelphia Gets Two Days With Democratic National Committee To Seal The Deal On 2016 ConventionColumbus, Birmingham and Phoenix join Philadelphia and New York as finalists to host the convention.
Philadelphia Forms Task Force To Find Ways To Boost TourismThe 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.
French Bloggers Explore PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau regularly hosts trips to Philadelphia by overseas bloggers, hoping for good press back in their home countries.
Philadelphia Creates Online Course To Churn Out Resident Tourism AmbassadorsHow 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.
Philadelphia Hotel Operators Get Behind Proposed Hike in City's Hotel Tax"We all sat down at the table and have come to an agreement," says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
Proposed Hike In Philadelphia Hotel Tax Would Go To Promoting TourismThe proposal would raise the "hospitality promotion tax" in Philadelphia from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent.
PPA Officers To Be Trained On Being Friendly, HelpfulThe 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.
Philadelphia Convention And Visitors Bureau Unveils 'Completely Philly' Marketing CampaignThe Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled its marketing campaign for the city on Wednesday afternoon at its annual luncheon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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