Partnership Education & Resources

Check out the resources below to learn about your benefits as a Partner of the PHLCVB. These resources will teach you how to update and manage your profile through iDSS; offer helpful tips for marketing to international audiences; and provide an overview to the Convention Calendar, Market Intelligence Reports, Partner Business Directory, and more. Password is meetphl.

iDSS Tips & Tricks for Marketing Success

Learn How to Use iDSS

Watch this playlist to gain a better understanding of how iDSS helps you market your business effectively, ensure your event venue is visible in the iDSS search tool, renew your annual partnership, and so much more.

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Global Tourism

February 2023 Global Tourism Update

We hosted an in person meeting providing the latest updates from our Global Tourism team. Topics included the global tourism markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, and emerging areas, as well as a review of Domestic Group Tours.

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How To Use Your Partner Benefits

Market Research and Data Reports Webinar

Our partners from Tourism Economics reviewed the benefits of the Market Intelligence Reports, how to navigate the data, and its practical use in business. You can access the documents in the Market Intelligence Reports section of our Partner Portal.

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Partner Business Directory Overview

The partner business directory is a great way to showcase your organization and highlight key its features. In additional to the basic photo and detailed description, there are many other aspects of your business to include on your listing.

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Advertising Opportunities Overview

Millions of visitors from around the world travel to Philadelphia every year, all looking to meet, stay, play, shop, and eat in the city and beyond. If you’re interested in extending your message through our partnership, this two-minute video will highlight advertising opportunities and other supplemental benefits such as the Official Visitors Guide and Professional Planners Guide. Please reach out to Christine Spencer, Senior Director of Marketing, for pricing.

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Convention Profiles Overview

Want to know which meetings are coming to Philadelphia and how to connect with them? Check out this two-minute video with Director of Destination Services Jamie Huckleberry to review convention profiles and gain access to planners behind some of the biggest events in the city. 

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Discover Deals Philadelphia

Discover Deals Philadelphia pass offers your business the opportunity to provide a Philadelphia experience to visitors at a budget-friendly price. This free, mobile-exclusive Show Your Badge savings passport will be used to appeal to convention attendees. The pass is delivered via phone for a safe, mobile entry and there is no additional cost to you to participate. Please reach out to Brian Lafferty, at to sign up.

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Annual Report 2021

2021 was a year of sustained rebuilding. Working together with all of our partners, we welcomed a return to normalcy when in spring of 2021, we successfully hosted the largest event in Philadelphia since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report was once again produced in conjunction with our partners at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, representing our combined efforts as the Philadelphia tourism and hospitality industry got back to business.

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