The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that 2016 was its highest convention booking year ever with 713 events and 903,199 hotel room nights secured for future years. This is an 18.2 percent increase in the number of events and a 5.8 percent increase in room nights secured during 2015.
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In an effort to expand globally, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Atlantic Link as its in-country representation firm based in Copenhagen. Atlantic Link will work with tour operators to develop itineraries that incorporate Philadelphia and the landmarks the city offers.
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Angela Val was recently hired as the chief administrative officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as chief administrative officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau?
Julie Coker Graham learned early about the importance of customer service.
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.