Philadelphia’s Latest Accolade from Travel & Leisure Magazine

Congratulations to the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation A.K.A. Visit Philly!2024279_xl

While flipping through the July 2013 Travel & Leisure issue I took notice of the T & L Smitty Awards (Social Media In Travel & Tourism).  Our local organization, GPTMC, took home Best Twitter Feed. 

What Travel & Leisure had to say in the magazine.

“Tweet-aways” offer prizes in return for posts about the city, while “love letters” from Philly engage prominent celebs” (T&L July 2013 p. 113)

What Travel & Leisure had to say online.

“This tourism board made sure Philadelphia extended its Brotherly Love to Twitter. The @VisitPhilly handle tweets out exclusive cyber deals on hotels and events to keep its visitors in the know. As for the city’s local fan base (like Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly), @VisitPhilly is known to send love letters via TwitPic.”

Who is GPTMC?

The good people of GPTMC have been working on the P.R. for our beautiful city since 1996.  According to their website; “Greater Philadelphia welcomes 10 million more leisure travelers annually than it did in 1997”.  You may know them by their most popular campaign With Love, Philadelphia XOXO.

Congratulations & keep doing what you’re doing!

Follow them on Twitter with the @visitphilly handle to see what all the fuss is about!