Last week, members of Philadelphia’s hospitality industry joined together to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week 2014 and kick-off the city’s big summer season. On Tuesday, May 6, hundreds of hospitality workers — including everyone from the presidents of the PHLCVB and Visit Philadelphia to Rocky impersonators — gathered on Broad Street to mark the occasion.
Each year, Philadelphia’s travel and tourism industry generates $10 billion in economic impact to the city, and employs 90,000 people in the region, according to Visit Philadelphia. Known for its historic sites, rich dining scene, and plethora of cultural institutions, the City of Brotherly Love is always a hot spot for visitors. The summer tends to be a particularly busy period for the city’s tourism industry, especially with the numerous festivals and other unique events that happen in Philadelphia during those months.
Did you or your clients do anything special to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week? Have anything planned to take advantage of the busy summer season?