Every city has a few favorite dishes but nothing says Philly quite like a cheesesteak or a soft pretzel. There’s also Scrapple, Pork Roll (which is really from NJ, but hey, who’s counting?), Tastykakes (my favorite are those peanut butter cakes—yum!), and Water Ice. Philly loves to eat but what do you do when you’re craving that certain taste but aren’t nearby? You ship it! If you’re looking for a fun way to whet the appetite of a group about to visit Philadelphia or simply want to quell a homesick colleague, check out one of the following companies for shipping options:
Gettysburg is one of my favorite destinations in Pennsylvania. I spent a fantastic few days there a while ago and was delighted to learn how much this town has to offer. It turns out that they have some exciting developments underway that directly affect the meetings/event industry.
Here’s what’s happening thanks to Carl Whitehill sharing the news:
New hotel is set to open in Spring 2017
These interviews are part of a series 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvador Abaunza was recently hired as the general manager at the Scarlet Huntington in San Francisco, Calif.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of The Scarlet Huntington?
Much like Oprah’s infamous reveal of free cars to those in her audience in 2004, Marilyn Denis—host of The Marilyn Denis Show—made an exciting announcement.
During her show—based in Canada—Denis explained she would give a Pittsburgh Getaway Package to all 75 audience members. Coordinated by VisitPittsburgh, the gift culminated Denis’ annual “10 Days of Giveaway” series.
The Civil War may be the first thing that comes to one’s mind when thinking of Gettysburg, but a close second should be the food offerings available to the nearly 3.7 million visitors and thousands of meeting and conference attendees each year.
In 2014, Philadelphia saw a substantial uptick in the amount of time overseas travelers stayed in the city.
Specifically, these visitors who stayed overnight in the Philadelphia region, increased by 14.2 percent from 2013. Average visitor spend also increased by 10 percent, generating $578 million for the local economy.