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National Travel and Tourism Week 2016

National Travel and Tourism Week 2016

To mark National Travel and Tourism Week, Philadelphia’s hospitality industry leaders assembled in front of Independence Mall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tourism generates $10 billion a year in economic impact in Greater Philadelphia and employs 90,000 people. Leadership team from left to right: John J. McNichol, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority; Julie Coker Graham, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia; Meryl Levitz, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®; Greg Stafford, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association; James Cuorato, Independence Visitor Center Corporation; Lorenz Hassenstein, Pennsylvania Convention Center; Sheila Hess, City of Philadelphia; Carrie Fischer Lepore, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development; and Cynthia MacLeod, Independence National Historical Park.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Facts & Figures, Historic District, Visit Philadelphia

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