Philadelphia Tourism & Business: Growing & Delivering
Wharton's Management 101 class took a special interest in the effect Philadelphia's travel industry has on Philadelphia businesses. For their semeter project, they delved into the topic and presented this video as their final project. A+.
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3.1 Million Hotel Room Nights Account For 77% Occupancy
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Record Hotel Occupancy: 76%:
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