• Philly Uses Media Attention to Curate Top Spots

     
    POSTED March 30, 2015
     

Based off of Philly attractions that received press coverage earlier this year, Visit Philadelphia has created a new itinerary for visitors and residents alike.

The itinerary, titled “22 Philadelphia Attractions Making Headlines in 2015,” features places that were curated from publications such as The New York Times with their “52 Place to Go in 2015” list (in which Phillly was the highest-ranked U.S. city at No. 3) and articles from Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Highlights include Spruce Street Harbor Park, Abe Fisher restaurant, Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, Reading Terminal Market and more. The map presents descriptions of each spot and allows users to create their own Google map of the attractions they wish to see.

“Word-of-mouth and third-party endorsements are incredibly important to travelers,” says Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA. “We know that travelers trust the recommendations from these national publications, so we’re promoting these suggestions—we agree with them, after all.”

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.