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Tourism & Philadelphia

As the nation's fifth largest city and the second largest on the East Coast, Philadelphia is a brilliant patchwork of architecture, history, culture, business, attractions, arts and community - making it one of the nation's most dynamic cities. Starting from its grand beginnings as the birthplace of our nation, it has become a city that is always on the move!

Philadelphia has become a leading tourist destination. Visitors have discovered, what natives have always known: there is so much to do and discover; it keeps you coming back.

Philadelphia: Destinations Sports

With a non-stop annual sports calendar, first class facilities, ten professional teams and more than 60 intercollegiate athletic programs, Philadelphia is a world-class sports destination.

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Philadelphia boasts a vibrant city life with a flair of hometown hospitality. It is a place where the past, present and future happen everyday. Stroll into the year 1776 and pass Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell along the cobblestone streets of America's most historic square mile in Old City. Or venture into Center City and walk along Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Square to see the latest fashions at the hip boutiques or savor the most delectable delicacies at the world's greatest restaurants. Looking toward the future? Then head towards Ben Franklin Parkway, and stop into the Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural Sciences Museum and the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art.

And there is so much more - Penn's Landing, National Constitution Center, Fairmount Park, South Street, and Philadelphia's major professional sports teams: the Flyers, Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers. You can see why the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management offers its students a vast array of tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation experiences. Philadelphia is yours to discover.

Philadelphia Tourism Organizations

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is a private, non-profit organization founded and funded in 1996 by the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association serves the interests of over 80 hotels throughout the Delaware Valley. Our members employ over 14,000 residents with over 30,000 guestrooms. GPHA has three member categories, Hotels, Allied Members, and Student Members.

Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress
The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC) was founded in 1987 as a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau to help attract more multicultural visitors to the city.

Philadelphia Sports Congress
Established in 1987, the Philadelphia Sports Congress (PSC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, seeks to attract major sporting events and conventions to the Philadelphia community.

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The School of Tourism is affiliated with:
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School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
1810 N. 13th Street, Speakman Hall 111 (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215.204.8701 | Fax: 215.204.8705
Email: sthm@temple.edu

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