• Philadelphia Conventions & Visitors Bureau Opens Office in Copenhagen

     
    POSTED January 16, 2017
     

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.

"The PHLCVB team has worked actively and successfully in the Nordic market over the last several years by building awareness through travel trade and press opportunities and we're beginning to see the results of our efforts, says Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO, PHLCVB. "Since 2015, we have seen an increase in visitation from this region and we are projecting a 21 percent growth in the Scandinavian market by 2020."

The launch of Icelandair’s non-stop service from Reykjavik to Philadelphia in May 2017 will make travelling to the east coast easier.

"We are pleased to welcome Icelandair and look forward to hosting visitors from that region and around Europe," says Philadelphia International Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. "With this addition, we are proud to offer service from five international carriers and we will have non-stop flights to 35 international destinations. This enhances Philadelphia's position as a gateway city easily accessible from Europe."

PHLCVB hopes to attract more visitors from the Nordic region in 2017. The Copenhagen office joins PHLCVB’s seven international offices in China, Denmark, India, Italy, France, Germany and the U.K.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.