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Laura Burkhardt

Laura Burkhardt

As the vice president of visitor appeal at VISIT PHILADELPHIA, Laura Burkhardt leads the company's strategic relationships with restaurants, shops, museums and attractions throughout the five-county area to ensure a high-quality experience for the Philadelphia region's domestic leisure visitors. She also oversees company-wide photography initiatives, supporting communications, web, advertising and...

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Kara Callahan

Kara Callahan

As the vice president of advertising and strategic alliances, Kara Callahan oversees VISIT PHILADELPHIA's advertising and partnership programs. She is also responsible for expanding the reach around brand campaigns like With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® while leading the company's integrated marketing programs, design services and video production....

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Jim Werner

Jim Werner

Jim Werner serves as the vice president of hotel relations and tourism development. In this role, Werner leads the expansion of new overnight leisure initiatives and manages the company’s relationships with the hotel, hospitality and lodging community....

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James Adamson

James Adamson

James Adamson, general manager of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, is a member of the VISIT PHILADELPHIA® board of directors, which is comprised of leaders in business, hospitality, government and academia. Adamson has worked for Kimpton properties since 2003, first in Salt Lake City, then Washington, DC, then the Kimpton...

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Record Leisure Hotel Room Nights For Center City Hotels, 2016

Record Leisure Hotel Room Nights For Center City Hotels, 2016

Projections from CBRE Hotels show that 2016 was a record year for leisure tourism in Center City, Philadelphia hotels, where demand reached one million room nights for the first time in history. This number is a 294% increase from 1997, when VISIT PHILADELPHIA began advertising....

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Wendy Hamilton

Wendy Hamilton

Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, is a member of the VISIT PHILADELPHIA® board of directors, which is comprised of leaders in business, hospitality, government and academia. Hamilton has managed SugarHouse since it opened in 2010 and, in that time, has led partnerships with major Philadelphia events, such as...

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Dana Schmidt

Dana Schmidt

Dana Schmidt is VISIT PHILADELPHIA’S social media manager. In this role, Schmidt is responsible for continuing to grow the brand’s social media fan base beyond 1.2 million followers (and counting). As the director of social media for VISIT PHILADELPHIA, she leads the organization’s award-winning social media program by curating compelling...

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Philadelphia Visitation and Hotel Numbers: 1997 Through 2015

Philadelphia Visitation and Hotel Numbers: 1997 Through 2015

This chart shows how Philadelphia’s success as a visitor destination has improved since VISIT PHILADELPHIA began marketing the region in 1997....

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#visitphilly Photo Spots

#visitphilly Photo Spots

XOXO marked a new spot in summer 2016. Adding to the roster of fun #visitphilly Photo Spots located at highly trafficked and iconic spots throughout the city, including the Independence Visitor Center, an XOXO structure graced the pavement near Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center....

Credit: Photo by J.Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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