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Jan 11, 2011, 16:27 ET

Snowed In? Your 15 Seconds of Fame Awaits

Anyone can get their name and their original love letter on a billboard thanks to Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation's (GPTMC) new...

Dec 03, 2010, 08:45 ET

Seven Philadelphia Hotel Packages Ring in 2011

To ring in the New Year, the popular Philly Overnight® Hotel Package packs even more value into the two-night offer (Friday and Saturday...

Dec 02, 2010, 15:49 ET

Give the Gift of Philly This Holiday Season

Shoppers making their lists and checking them twice can give the gift of Philly this holiday season thanks to new lines offering...

Nov 04, 2010, 08:42 ET

'The A-List: New York' Cast Members Join Judging Panel at U.S. Mr. Gay

The judges' panel for the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition is almost complete with the addition of two stars from Logo's hit show, The A-List: New York....

Nov 01, 2010, 15:00 ET

Holiday Happenings Philly Style

In Philadelphia and The Countryside®, families partake in old and new traditions to make happy holiday memories. Here are just 10 of the...

Nov 01, 2010, 14:43 ET

Holiday Fun for Free in Philly

In Philadelphia and The Countryside®, families partake in festive and free traditions to make happy holiday memories. Parents who remember...

Sep 15, 2010, 11:15 ET

Philly's Most Wanted Woman: Cleopatra

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is having some fun with the former Queen of Egypt by running this classified ad to...

Sep 14, 2010, 15:29 ET

Plan A Perfect 10 Weekend in Philly Over October 10, 2010 - Columbus Day Weekend

The Philadelphia region offers up the "Perfect 10" girlfriend getaway during the three-day Columbus Day weekend, which includes Sunday, 10/10/10....

Sep 10, 2010, 14:23 ET

Philly Named a 'Best U.S. Destination' for Gay & Lesbian Travelers

Philadelphia was named a "Best U.S. Destination" by LOGO, the gay and lesbian network owned by Viacom's MTV Networks. An international panel of...

Aug 31, 2010, 16:26 ET

Philly Dresses Up for Halloween 2010

Terrifying Tours & Haunted Houses: - Unnerving any time of year, the nation's first prison becomes downright horrifying as it...

Aug 25, 2010, 16:26 ET
Benjamin Franklin took the first bite of a new locally sourced Philadelphia cheesesteak. The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation asked Chef Steve Poses for a new take on the iconic sandwich as part its Philly Homegrown(TM) campaign to showcase the area's 100-mile foodshed. The Philly Homegrown(TM) Cheesesteak is available for $8.25 at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Science Museum through August 29, 2010, and the recipe is available at visitphilly.com/food. Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, M. Edlow)

Introducing: The Farm-Fresh Philly Cheesesteak

Today the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) dished out 1,000 samples of Philly cheesesteaks made entirely from...

Aug 23, 2010, 16:15 ET

Media Advisory: A New Take on the Philly Cheesesteak

WHAT: The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) will dish out 1,000 samples of Philly cheesesteaks made entirely from...

Jul 10, 2010, 16:30 ET

Statement by the Philadelphia Hospitality Industry on This Week's Tragic Duck Boat Accident

"On behalf of all of us working in the Philadelphia Hospitality Industry, we are deeply saddened by this week's tragic accident. Every visitor to...

Jun 30, 2010, 10:31 ET

Veg Out: Many Philly-Area Eateries Make Vegans, Vegetarians and Gluten-Free Diners Feel Right at Home

Dining is big business in Philadelphia, with visitors spending $1.3 billion on food and beverage in 2009, according to Tourism Economics. Those in...

Jun 29, 2010, 11:55 ET

July 4th Weekend: 2 Fireworks Shows; 3 Free Concerts

Note for note, there is no place like Philadelphia over the Fourth of July weekend. While music fans will enjoy three consecutive nights of free...

Jun 28, 2010, 13:03 ET

Philadelphia Celebrates the City's Vibrant 'Gayborhood'

This summer, Philadelphia celebrates its vibrant "Gayborhood" with two weeks of happenings, taking place from Saturday, July 10 through Saturday,...

Jun 22, 2010, 15:38 ET

Philadelphia Gets 'Sunnier' With the Opening of Mac's Tavern

Even though "Grilled Charlie Sandwiches" are not on the menu, fans of the hit TV show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia are sure to flock to Mac's...

Jun 22, 2010, 10:09 ET

Six Great Reasons to Celebrate July 5th in Philadelphia

No need to rush home after the grand fireworks show in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July. The city's Independence Day festivities are still going...

Jun 13, 2010, 08:55 ET

Media Advisory: In the Land of Cheesesteaks, Local Food Moves Into the Spotlight

WHAT:  The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), along with project funders the William Penn Foundation and the...

Jun 11, 2010, 09:57 ET

Media Advisory: In the Land of Cheesesteaks, Local Food Moves Into the Spotlight

WHAT:   The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), along with project funders the William Penn Foundation and the...