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Essential Philadelphia: Everything you need to know to discover the City of Brotherly Love.

Everything you need to know, from how to get here and around, to currency exchange for international travelers.

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PCCA Board Selects SMG

Pennsylvania Convention Center Board Selects SMG to Operate and Manage Convention Center.

Private management is one of four strategic initiatives designed to increase competitiveness of Convention Center and attract more shows and events to Philadelphia region

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What's on your mind? Ask us on twitter.

Planning a trip to PHL? Follow @discoverPHL for tips and information. Planning a meeting or convention? Be sure to follow @meetPHL for the inside scoop and tweet us your questions!

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PHL: Modern Renaissance City

PHLCVB and partners launch new online program to help Philadelphians enhance customer service skills.

PHL Welcomes U! is a free educational program empowering Philadelphians on the front lines of service and interaction in public-facing roles with the tools they need to create meaningful, positive experiences for visitors to our great city.


The program comprises six online video modules covering a wide range of useful topics like active listening and communication skills, connecting with guests, embracing diversity and many more!


The courses are designed to guide participants on a journey through real-world experiences and situations they may encounter on a daily basis. Skills learned throughout each module will be tested through short quizzes, allowing participants to earn the designation of “Certified Hospitality Professional” (CHP) after successfully completing the program.


The mission of PHL Welcomes U! is to ensure all guests to Philadelphia have a positive overall experience by creating PHL “Ambassadors” within a variety of industry segments and special interest groups such as retail, travel and tourism, education, hospitality, transportation, city work and others. These educational messages are instrumental in making an impact on the city of Philadelphia and the people who live, work and play here.

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Sample PHL’s Local Flavors

If you're looking for something truly authentic, nothing says Philadelphia quite like these local favorites, from Cheesesteaks to Water Ice.

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Best Hotel Scene of 2013: Philadelphia

HotelChatter names Philadelphia the Best Hotel Scene of 2013!

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Why Philadelphia?

Named one of the top 10 Hottest American Cities of the Future by Business Insider.

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PHL Products Available in Stores and Online

PHL swag is now on sale at all Visitor Center locations! Get your mugs, mousepads, t-shirts and more at the Visitor Center stores or online.

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HERE FOR THE MAKING

Whether you’re looking to create a successful convention, a game changing venture, an important move, or just an unforgettable experience, make it right here in Philadelphia.

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PHL Partners

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has launched PHL Partners, an open-source messaging and imaging platform with all the tools you need to tell Philadelphia's story to everyone with whom you do business.

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PCMA Citywide Auction

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), together with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and its new facility management company SMG, today announced the auction of a Philadelphia convention package valued at more than $1 million.

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