tourism

The former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
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May 10, 2019 - 7:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy...
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Independence Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 09, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia tourism had another banner year in 2018. Figures released Tuesday show the city set a record for hotel occupancy. The Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report shows a hotel occupancy rate of almost 80 percent — the highest ever reported. "Philadelphia...
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A ceremony that is held every year at the Liberty Bell on MLK Day won't be taking place this year due to the partial government shutdown.
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Antionette Lee
January 20, 2019 - 11:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ceremony that is held every year at the Liberty Bell on MLK Day won't be taking place this year due to the partial government shutdown. Efforts to raise money to reopen the park over the three-day weekend fell short. Jeff Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philly, says the...
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Visitors enjoy ice skating at Dilworth Park on Christmas Day.
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Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many businesses are closed for Christmas, but that didn't stop some people from making the best out of their trip into the city. Kylie Chappell and her family came all the way from Australia to make Philadelphia part of their holiday vacation site. "We're passing by...
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Shara Dae Howard
November 13, 2018 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Community College of Philadelphia is going global as they combine forces with their sister institution in Ireland. The college and North West Regional College of Northern Ireland signed a memorandum of understanding setting the framework for future collaborations...
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The Franklin Square fountain is currently under renovations.
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John McDevitt
October 09, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The old meet the new: One of Philadelphia's historic fountains will receive a brand new look. Funding has been secured to give the 180-year-old fountain in Franklin Square a $2 million facelift, which will include a fountain show complete with LED lights, music and...
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Independence Visitor Center
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Suzanne Monaghan
September 26, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to improve the tourist experience in Philadelphia, the Independence Visitor Center unveiled the second phase of its $15 million renovation project, featuring several new visitor amenities. In the new open theater, the official Welcome Film of Philadelphia...
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