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    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast. Dynamic, thought-provoking breakout sessions included topics like pitching your destination to the media, secrets to better selling and creating a video marketing strategy. On Tuesday evening, a networking after-party at the SNL Experience inside Museum of Broadcast Communications was a hit.  

For its September 2019 meeting, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) Philadelphia Chapter—which serves industry professionals in the Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region—thought it would try something different. Instead of focusing on the visual presentation of food, organizers took away the sense of sight entirely, outfitting diners with a blindfold at dinner.
 

 

From May 1 to July 14, Philadelphians were enthralled by Chinese culture at the 4th annual Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival held in historic Franklin Square. Attendees witnessed 27 lantern displays that were larger than life and made of more than 2,000 lit sculptures and 20,000 LED lights.