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Jun 3 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Breaks Records For Center City Hotels

Crowds In Historic Philadelphia, Special Events & Exhibitions & Great Weather Played A Part

Center City hotels were full this Memorial Day weekend with both Saturday and Sunday seeing the highest occupancies for those nights in at least a decade.

Overall Weekend Hotel Occupancy:

  • Friday: 82.8% (+5% from 2015 when occupancy was at 78.5%, source: Smith Travel Research)
  • Saturday: 98.0% (+1.4% from 2015 when occupancy was at 96%, source: Smith Travel)
  • Sunday 93.4% (+21.1% from 2015 when occupancy was at 77%, source: Travel Click 2016)

“Memorial Day weekend is the start of the summer tourism season, and what a great one it was for Philadelphia thanks to so many factors in Historic Philadelphia and

May 30 2013

Poll: Philly's Beer Scene Runneth Over

GPTMC’s Newly Created “Philly Friends” Panel Has Spoken, & 54% Love Their Suds Alfresco

Inspired by Philly Beer Week, kicking off today, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) polled the newly created Philly Friends opinion panel about the city’s beer scene. The findings are mouthwatering.

Question #1: What do you think makes Philly’s beer scene so impressive? (Select all that apply.)

  • Beer-centric pubs & bars – 76%
  • Quality breweries – 69%
  • Beer gardens – 54%
  • Philly Beer Week – 43%
  • Bartenders who know their stuff – 37%
  • Home-brewing scene – 19%
  • Other – 7%

Question #2: What is your favorite place in Philadelphia to enjoy beer on a hot summer day?

May 18 2010

With Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ Evolves From Campaign To Experience

Extending The Brand: Philly’s First New York City ABC Special, Station Domination In DC’s Union Station & A Special Beer, Gelato and Baseball Promotion

People are falling more in love with the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ tourism marketing campaign, and this summer promises to be filled with affection in the City of Brotherly Love as year two of the popular campaign gets underway. Victory Brewing Company, Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Where® Philadelphia magazine, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Independence Visitor Center are joining forces with the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) to make With Love an experience that people can not only see, but also touch and taste.

Thanks to the improving economy, Philadelphia’s strength in the leisure


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Sep 12 2007

It's Official: Philadelphia Had A Stellar Summer Season

Philadelphia Itself Combined With Great Hotel Prices Led Convention, Leisure And Business Travelers To Find The City Irresistible

The Philadelphia region experienced one of its strongest summers to date in 2007, according to officials at the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) and the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA). Philadelphia was in high demand this summer for three reasons: there was plenty to do here, travelers chose Philadelphia over other destinations for fun and for conventions, and Philadelphia hotel prices are the best value among East Coast cities.

Heads In Beds:
The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association is reporting a strong summer for hotels in Center City and throughout the