• 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.

Set along the Massachusetts coast on the Lower Cape of Cape Cod, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers a dazzling variety of amenities and attractions for groups. For starters, the 429-acre property has two distinctive sides: The upscale Mansion, originally built in 1912, offers 121 premium guest units, ranging in size and style from a 480-square-foot guest room to multilevel two- and three-bedroom villas. Meanwhile, The Villages Villas, with 216 guest rooms, including 1,400-square-foot villas, puts guests in the heart of the sprawling property.

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.

 

 

The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.