For sports enthusiasts visiting Philadelphia, now is the time to soak up the incredible gameday atmosphere as the Philadelphia Eagles have advanced in the 2019 NFL Playoffs. On Sunday 13th January, fans will gather at local bars to watch the current Super Bowl champion, Philadelphia Eagles, play the New Orleans Saints in the Division Round. Continue reading
Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ historic win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium in October, those NFL fans looking to head to the winning team’s home of Philadelphia can enjoy an ‘Eagle-Eyed’ tour of one of the most passionate sporting cities in the USA.
From Wednesday 28th November until Saturday 1st December 2018, Philadelphia will serve as the first ever U.S. host city for the 2018 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Annual Conference. Traditionally, this conference has been held exclusively in Europe. Due to increased airlift from Europe to Philadelphia International Airport and the targeted international strategy of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (PHLCVB) Global Tourism team, Philadelphia was selected as the destination for this international conference.
Continuously ranked as Philadelphia’s top feeder market for overseas visitation, with more than 108,000 visitors to the city in 2017, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau travelled to the United Kingdom to promote visitation to Philadelphia. Key meetings with government officials and corporate representatives, in conjunction with Mayor Jim Kenney’s office, were part of the itinerary, which spanned two weeks in late October and early November. PHLCVB leadership met with executives from American Airlines and British Airways in order to discuss transportation and accessibility between the two destinations. The PHLCVB works closely with Philadelphia International Airport to achieve this goal.
The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has announced that it will participate at TravMedia’s International Media Marketplace 2019 on 25 March 2019 at London’s QEII Centre in Westminster.
With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe coming to a close, Philadelphia CVB is encouraging UK travellers with a passion for performance art to head to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ this September for its very own Fringe Festival showcasing local, national and international artists as well as ground-breaking world premieres.
Coco Bodu Hithi has teamed up with Sunnylife, the Australian company that has become one of the world’s leading summer lifestyle brands, to introduce the world’s first Pool Floats Menu.
Featuring an eclectic selection of Sunnylife’s colourful, whimsical, and stylish inflatable swimming pool floats, this unique menu is sure to be a hit with everyone, from young ones to those young at heart.
Martin Lount, General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi said “We’re extremely excited to be working with Sunnylife to kick off our summer pool floats programme and offer this one-of-a-kind menu experience. Our guests love to share pictures of their holiday with friends on social media, and with over 12 different styles on offer from our pool floats menu, we’re excited to see what they’ll be posting online!” Available exclusively at Coco Bodu Hithi, the collaboration with Sunnylife is the perfect way to be the envy of all your friends this summer and capture insta-worthy moments in the sun!
About Coco Collection:
Coco Collection’s portfolio comprises three distinct brands, Coco Resorts : Retreats, Coco Palm and Coco Privé. The Coco Resorts : Retreats includes the luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi; Coco Palm features the environmentally-conscious escape Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu; and Coco Privé consists of the private and exclusive Coco Privé Private Island. Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu are both members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, representing the finest and most diverse global portfolio of independent hotel and resort experiences.
Conceived on the beaches of Sydney, the brand was established with a simple goal: to share Australia’s authentic summer style with the rest of the world. Today their products can be found on beaches, in pools and at sun drenched holiday destinations across the globe.
Sunnylife is recognised for its vast seasonal collections featuring every must-have summer item imaginable. Fashion referenced bold graphics, showstopping prints and trend-setting packaging are all part of our trademark signature. They are committed to creating a range of sunny essentials that deliver on innovation, quality, style and functionality; the perfect summer range solution.
The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is pleased to announce that Philadelphia will host the 2018 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Annual Conference, which will take place in November 2018.
Announced during ITAA’s Irish Travel Trade Show in Dublin on 12 April 2018, the Conference in Philadelphia will offer agents the opportunity to strengthen relationships with travel professionals throughout Ireland and to enjoy a first-hand experience of what Philadelphia can offer to Irish holidaymakers.
This is an exciting year for Philadelphia, with the city welcoming several new tourism developments in 2018 including a new direct service from Dublin with Aer Lingus, which will join the already established year-round direct flight service from Dublin and seasonal service from Shannon with American Airlines. There will also be several new hotel openings such as the brand-new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at the city’s new 60-story Comcast Center, providing guests with sky-high views of the city, and Starwood’s new dual-branded W and Element Hotels, which will be located at 15th and Chestnut Streets.
Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA said, “This will be the first time the ITAA Conference has taken place outside of Europe and we expect the conference to sell out quickly. Philadelphia is an exciting and vibrant city, and the new direct service from Aer Lingus makes it even more accessible to Irish travellers.”
Greg Evans, Account Director for the UK & Ireland for PHLCVB added, “This is a great accolade for the city and with direct services with American Airlines and Aer Lingus from Dublin and an additional American Airlines seasonal service from Shannon, the timing of hosting the event couldn’t come at a better time. It will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the city and surrounding areas to the Irish Travel Trade.”
The ITAA has represented Ireland’s Travel Agents and Tour Operators since its founding in 1971 and brings together approximately 100 member companies covering 140 branches in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland.
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website,