convention center

Philly Hotels Witnessed Hotel Records in June

A packed summer convention calendar likely resulted in a huge boon for Center City hotels, which saw record hotel occupancy in June.

Overall occupancy peaked at 89.4 percent—the highest monthly occupancy on record. The average daily rate also broke a record, witnessing $212.95, the highest since October 2014. The Government Finance Officers Association, the Biotechnology Industrial Organization convention and the International Society for Technology in Education convention helped grow midweek occupancy.  

TripAdvisor Honors Wildwoods with a Host of Awards

TripAdvisor awarded Certificates of Hospitality in 2015 to the Wildwoods Convention Center and the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

The travel website hands out the certificates to hospitality organizations that continue to attain outstanding traveler reviews. Customers give the convention center and the boardwalk stellar reviews, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Meet Martha Falcon

These interviews are part of a new series we’re doing that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Martha Falcon was recently hired as executive director, marketing and communications for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Speak Up at The Special Event

The Special Event Show has started its session proposal search and wants you to submit ideas.

The annual trade show and conference dedicated to the meetings and events industry allows attendees to network with more than 5,000 colleagues, exhibitors and mentors. There are 100-plus education sessions, seven showcase events and thousands of products on hand at the exhibit hall floor.

Three Events Hitting AC This Week

It’s a busy week ahead as the Atlantic City Convention Center ramps up to welcome more than 13,000 attendees for three events throughout the week.

More than 1,500 mortgage bankers and others interested will be attending the 2015 Annual Regional Conference, Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, which started yesterday and will go through March 12.

DNC To Take Place in Philly

On the heels of Pope Francis announcing his visit to Philadelphia over the course of his U.S. trip this September, the Democratic Party has officially made its decision to host the Democratic National Convention in the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia CVB Crushes Past Convention Bookings

This week, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau announced they have had the strongest convention booking in more than a decade.

Bookings were especially strong in the second half of 2014, which is likely due to changes in work rules and customer rights that were implemented in May 2014. PHLCVB achieved 91 percent of its 2014 booking goal—or 846,357 room nights—with 79 percent of that business slated to take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with the rest at regional hotels.  

Atlantic City Expecting a Flock of Visitors

More than 50,000 guests are expected to visit Atlantic City this week due to two popular events taking place in the area.  

Both events are bringing in a large amount of people with 50,000 slated for the Progressive Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center and 15,000 for the Battle at the Boardwalk National cheerleading competition at Boardwalk Hall.

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