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Sep 10, 2013, 10:45 ET Five Not-To-Be-Missed Festivals In Philly This Fall

Fall in Philadelphia means the air is cool and crisp; seasonal fruits and vegetables transform local cuisine; hues of orange, red and brown...


Aug 23, 2013, 08:00 ET Philadelphia Marks 10 Years Of Gay Marketing With New TV Spot

 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Philadelphia – Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay® campaign,...


Nov 01, 2012, 06:00 ET Gay Travelers Find Their Perfect Philly Neighborhood With New Facebook Quiz

 The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today debuted a new personality quiz on facebook.com/visitgayphilly that will...


Feb 01, 2012, 11:01 ET Philadelphia Celebrates Black History Month with Exhibits, Shows, Musical Performances & Special Events

Philadelphia shines a spotlight on its rich African-American legacy during Black History Month, when exhibits, plays, storytelling events,...


Jun 04, 2008, 01:00 ET Historic Philadelphia: An Affordable Summer Getaway

PHILADELPHIA, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Washingtonians hungry for history can visit Historic Philadelphia, home to some of the country's most...


Jun 04, 2008, 01:00 ET Historic Philadelphia: An Affordable Summer Getaway

PHILADELPHIA, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bostonians hungry for more history can visit Historic Philadelphia, home to some of the country's most...


May 16, 2008, 01:00 ET Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation Releases Annual Report During National Tourism Week

PHILADELPHIA, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) released its annual report, entitled Tourism...


Dec 26, 2007, 00:00 ET Tips for Booking Your Hotel Room for New Year's Eve in Philly From gophila.com

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Last-minute hotel booking is a New Year's Eve norm, and gophila.com, Philadelphia's official visitor Web...


Dec 24, 2007, 00:00 ET Tips for Booking Your Hotel Room for New Year's Eve in Philly from gophila.com

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Last-minute hotel booking is a New Year's Eve norm, and gophila.com, Philadelphia's official visitor Web...


Sep 12, 2007, 01:00 ET It's Official: Philadelphia Had a Stellar Summer Season

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia region experienced one of its strongest summers to date in 2007, according to officials...


Aug 22, 2007, 01:00 ET GPTMC Awards $250,000 in Grants to Support Cultural Tourism

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today announced marketing grants awarded to...


Jun 08, 2007, 01:00 ET 10 Must-Dos in Philly This Weekend and Next

PHILADELPHIA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors and residents looking for fun in Philadelphia each weekend need look no further than gophila.com....


May 15, 2007, 01:00 ET A Journey of Faith Through Philadelphia on SoundAboutPhilly.com

PHILADELPHIA, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in the 17th century, Philadelphia had a tolerant approach to religion, thanks to founder William Penn,...


Apr 12, 2007, 01:00 ET Philadelphia Among Top 10 Healthiest Cities In U.S.

PHILADELPHIA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia is fit. In fact, it's one of the healthiest cities in the country, according to the April...


Jun 18, 2003, 01:00 ET Calling All Proud Philadelphians: Become A 'Philly Friend'

PHILADELPHIA, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- What started as a group of people casually talking about how much they love Philadelphia has evolved into...