COVID-19 Travel Resources and Reopening Guidelines

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Whatever your next meeting looks like, consider it done!

Philadelphia is prepared to help plan your next event. From hybrid to in-person, our team can provide up-to-date information and support to ensure your event is a success!

PHLCVB provides the following services and support:

  • Provide updates on the most recent COVID information and guidelines.
  • Support your transition from virtual to hybrid to in-person meetings by providing recommendations for locations and vendors to create the perfect platform.
  • Access to industry experts to serve as speakers and panelists to enhance your event programming.
  • Introduce you to potential partners, sponsors, and industry networks to help increase and boost attendance.
  • Guide you in selecting an unexpected venue or securing the right hotel – creating an authentic Philadelphia experience. Recommend great outdoor options for socially distanced meetings and events.

Learn more about how the Pennsylvania Convention Center, other Philadelphia event venues and the PHLCVB are working together with GBAC.

Meet in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Committed to ensuring a positive experience for planners and attendees. Philadelphia’s work rules inside the Convention Center have dramatically improved over the last five years. With ASM Global managing the facility and a new Customer Satisfaction Agreement, we have seen an improvement in customers’ intent to return.

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Guest Room photo courtesy of the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Center City

Room To Stay

The Philadelphia area has more than 42,000 hotel rooms, with more than 14,400+ in Center City and in walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Philadelphia is ready for the return of in-person meetings and events and has been actively preparing with new hotel openings and hotel renovations being completed.


Franklin Square Outdoor Event photo by J Fusco for Historic Philadelphia

Find Your Perfect Event or Meeting Space

New hotels, unexpected venues and outstanding service are key when creating memorable and effective events. Philadelphia has a variety of options to suit every size, need, taste and budget. From unmatched historic locations to iconic architectural structures to outdoor venues, you’ll find it in Philadelphia.

Venues & Meeting Spaces

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Easy To Get To and Get Around

Philadelphia’s central location, just ninety miles from New York City and 135 miles from Washington, D.C., makes it extremely easy to access by plane, train or car. Once you are here, Philadelphia offers everything you will find in a major metropolitan city, with the ease of a small town. Ranked the 4th most walkable city in the nation, visitors can easily explore multiple neighborhoods, attractions, and restaurants.


A Safe Return to Travel and Safe Meetings

The PHL Health Pledge is an initiative that aims to ensure a safe return to travel and safe meetings by aligning expertise and guidance to establish best practices for reopening.

Philadelphia Met the Moment

This past April, Philadelphia successfully hosted NEQ – its first citywide event in over a year–at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Learn How

PHL Health Advisor Resources

The PHLCVB tapped leading population health experts to provide guidance to meeting planners on best practices for safe and healthy events. Resources include, interviews, webinars and podcasts.


Plan Your Meeting with Confidence

When you and your attendees are ready to meet again, do so with confidence knowing that many of Philadelphia’s venues, hotels, caterers, and other event services companies have reimagined their capabilities and instituted new guidelines in order to accommodate safe, socially distant in-person events and hybrid meetings.


COVID-19 Travel Resources

View resources for safely visiting and doing business in Philadelphia.

Travel Resources

Attendee Experiences

Dynamic Space Centrally Located in America's Birthplace

When you hold a meeting, convention or trade show in Philadelphia, you are not just investing in a building or floor space, you are investing in an experience.

Attendee Experiences

Community Engagement Opportunities

The PHLCVB actively builds community relationships between meeting planners, convention leaders and local groups who share a culture and ideals and can help design packages and programs that align your meeting’s values with a local organization or specific cause.

Community Engagement

What We Never Thought We'd Miss About Meetings …

We long for the days of in-person meetings and have found ourselves surprisingly and increasingly nostalgic for those little idiosyncratic moments that happen at every live event.

We Miss Meetings


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