tourism

Tourists in Philadelphia
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Hadas Kuznits
February 03, 2020 - 4:15 am
Tourism in Philadelphia was strong last year, according to Visit Philadelphia’s annual report. Going forward, it will roll out several marketing campaigns aimed at attracting more visitors to the city. Read more here.
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Visit Philadelphia
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Hadas Kuznits
January 30, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Visit Philadelphia has partnered with the James Beard Foundation to help promote food tourism in the city this year. Listen to the full story on the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking.
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Gritty, Swoop, Phang, Franklin, and the Phanatic unite in the latest Visit Philadelphia video.
Visit Philadelphia
Ian Bush
December 18, 2019 - 11:49 am
Holidays are a time for families to get together. For some, it's the first time in a long time everyone is under the same roof. That's the case for Philadelphia's family of professional sports mascots. Read more here.
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This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand.
George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP
AP News
December 09, 2019 - 6:39 am
A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Read more here.
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LOVE Park
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Tim Jimenez
November 19, 2019 - 12:35 pm
What do the Kalahari Desert, the temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt, and the City of Brotherly Love have in common? Usually nothing, but on Tuesday, they all made National Geographic’s list of the best trips to take in 2020. Read more here.
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Flooding in Venice
Luca Bruno/AP
AP News
November 14, 2019 - 5:35 pm
Italy's government declared a state of emergency Thursday in flood-ravaged Venice, seeking to release funds to repair the historic lagoon city after it was damaged by the highest tide in 50 years. Read more here.
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The former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Wayne Parry/AP
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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