News from the greater philadelphia tourism marketing corporation A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 20, 2012, 13:00 ET

Philly Gets All Lit Up This Fall With A Series Of Special Light Displays

 Some spectacular art installations and displays are lighting up the night skies of Philadelphia this fall: The Association for Public Art will...

Aug 17, 2012, 18:10 ET

A Filadelfia le encanta el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana de Filadelfia (15 de septiembre-15 de octubre) promete más diversión y más cultura que nunca antes,...

Aug 17, 2012, 10:43 ET

Philadelphia "Encanta" Hispanic Heritage Month

 Philadelphia's Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) promises to deliver more fun and more culture than ever before, thanks to...

Aug 09, 2012, 13:19 ET

Coming Often to a TV Screen Near You: Philly's Best Restaurants, Chefs & Dishes

Philadelphia is full of edible treasures, and national food shows are recognizing the region's arrival as a delicious dining town by filming...

Jul 16, 2012, 14:06 ET
The 31 Days With Summer Love promotion features 60 prizes, including a pair of grand-prize Fuji bikes, complete with a couple of With Love-branded helmets.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Summer In Philly Sizzles Thanks To GPTMC's 31 Days With Summer Love Facebook Promo

 Beginning today, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) embraces summer in a major way with its 31 Days With Summer...

Jul 13, 2012, 10:52 ET

Popular Philly Overnight® Hotel Package Goes Mega for the Month of August

 For one month only, the popular Philly Overnight® Hotel Package is going mega. Visitors who book the Mega Philly Overnight Hotel Package...

Jul 03, 2012, 11:09 ET

Mini-Golf Scores Big This Summer In Philly

Families vacationing in Philadelphia and The Countryside® this summer can easily add a round of miniature golf to their fun-packed itinerary....

Jun 22, 2012, 10:36 ET

visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com: The Best Places To Get The Scoop On Philly's Fourth of July Festivities

 Philadelphia's festive Fourth of July celebration runs from June 25 to July 8, 2012, and visitors are encouraged to go to...

Jun 21, 2012, 12:58 ET

Philly Has The Scoop This Summer

A Philly summertime favorite, water ice is just the tip of the frozen dessert scene in a city where artisan purveyors, trendy restaurateurs and...

Jun 20, 2012, 12:00 ET

GPTMC Releases Annual Report & Announces Record Visitation

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) released its Greater Philadelphia Tourism 2012: Report to the Region during its...

Jun 15, 2012, 09:58 ET

Beer Gardens Bloom in Philly

 There's only one place for beer lovers to be this summer, and that's Philadelphia, where beer gardens abound and where craft beers are king....

May 30, 2012, 12:27 ET

Philly's Festive Before, During & After The Fourth Of July

 When it comes to celebrating America's birthday, nobody rocks it like Philadelphia, America's birthplace, and 2012 will be no exception thanks...

May 24, 2012, 15:13 ET

GPTMC Announces New Vice President Of Communications, Paula Butler

 The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) has welcomed Paula Butler as its new vice president of communications. In this...

May 15, 2012, 14:00 ET
Launching today, visitphilly.com/withart shows off the city's vast and varied arts scene through vibrant photography, renowned artworks and strong interactive elements.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

A New Marketing Campaign -- With Art Philadelphia™ -- Launches To Promote The Visual Arts

Just in time for the opening of the Barnes Foundation's Philadelphia campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the City of Philadelphia, the...

May 15, 2012, 11:17 ET
This summer, Philadelphia's culturally rich Benjamin Franklin Parkway features new and revamped museums and blockbuster exhibits. Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

The Opening Of The Barnes Foundation In Philadelphia Focuses Art World's Attention On The Culturally Rich Ben Franklin Parkway

When the Barnes Foundation opens to the public on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (after the collection's relocation from nearby Merion, Pennsylvania), the...

Mar 29, 2012, 15:20 ET

May 10-19, 2012: A Week of Blockbuster Openings in Philly, Just in Time for the Summer Tourism Season

 May is going to be a monumental month on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, particularly during the time span that stretches...

Mar 28, 2012, 11:55 ET

4 Titanic Exhibits Sail Into Philadelphia For Ship's 100th Anniversary

 As the world prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking on April 15, Philadelphia museums and attractions are...

Mar 15, 2012, 13:02 ET

uwishunu.com, Philly's Insider Blog, Launches "Philly 101" Video Series

Today, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation's (GPTMC) uwishunu.com will launch Philly 101, a daily video series starring 101...

Mar 14, 2012, 16:37 ET

Five Things Happening With Visit Philly's Social Media

 The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is taking strides to further develop its social media, breaking into the newest...

Feb 09, 2012, 11:16 ET

GPTMC Joins with Local, National & International Groups to Promote Gay & Lesbian Travel to Philadelphia

 The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is proud to announce five partnerships that aim to reach gay and lesbian...