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LETTERS TO THE ED: City of Philadelphia Featured in Major Newspaper

We are thrilled to be starting the week with great, great news: This weekend, The Wall Street Journal featured our city in a major travel piece that showcases notable Philadelphians, including Rob McElhenney of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, and their favorite spots to eat and explore. The article, read by affluent consumers who are traveling closer to home, says that our "historic heavyweight of a city is a booming cultural and culinary destination, too."

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Our greatest industry successes are always the result of collaboration, and this piece is no exception. We worked with the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center and so many others to support the research that went into creating this article — one that will give us a competitive advantage over other destinations as our industry continues to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® has worked hard to generate positive press for the region throughout the pandemic. This great Wall Street Journal coverage comes on the heels of Time’s July piece that featured Philadelphia on its “World’s Greatest Places” list; Conde Nast’s “The Best Destinations in the World: The 2021 Gold List” which also included Philadelphia; and Travel + Leisure’s December 2020 nine-page story highlighting the diversity and creativity fueling the city’s neighborhoods.

Over the next six months, we’ll work with the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and so many other partners to leverage this stellar piece as we work to stand out from our competition, reinvigorate leisure and business travel, and attract new businesses to our city and region.

We encourage you to read this awesome article, and share it with friends, family and colleagues soon and often.