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Philadelphia named the first World Heritage City in the U.S.

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Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) would like to congratulate Global Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia on becoming a World Heritage City!

 

ESI was commissioned by Global Philadelphia to determine the economic Impact of Philadelphia becoming a World Heritage City. If marketed properly, the World Heritage City designation could increase foreign visitation by 10 percent to 15 percent – meaning 60,000 to 100,000 more visitors annually from the current 600,000 to 800,000. These visitors would generate approximately $150 million per year in expanded economic activity.

Deputy Director for Economic Development Alan Greenberger, Mayor Michael Nutter, Zabeth Teelucksingh and John Smith from Global Philadelphia presenting the flag of the Organization of World Heritage Cities

In the middle — Deputy Director for Economic Development Alan Greenberger, Mayor Michael Nutter, Zabeth Teelucksingh and John Smith from Global Philadelphia presenting the flag of the Organization of World Heritage Cities

In an article that mentioned ESI, the Philadelphia Business Journal described World Heritage as a recognized global brand, known for its track record of increasing leisure and business travel to a particular city. The title of World Heritage City makes Philadelphia 1 of 269 cities world wide, and the first and only city in the U.S. with this honor.


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