The Philadelphia Public Relations Association proudly presents its 2018 Gold Medal Award to Meryl Levitz. Bobbi Booker will serve as Master of Ceremonies and special remarks will be given by Meryl's colleagues.
At the helm of VISIT PHILADELPHIA since its inception in 1996, President and CEO Meryl Levitz has excelled in building the region’s image, driving visitation and boosting the economy. In fulfilling the mission of the region’s official tourism marketing organization, she has helped change perceptions about Philadelphia as a fun place to visit, built lasting and impactful partnerships and put Philly on people’s must-visit lists.
Recognized nationally for their tourism marketing work, Levitz and her team have worked hard to entice visitors—a record 43.3 million of them from the U.S. in 2017—to stay overnight during the week, weekend and all year long. They do this through advertising, public relations, web and social media tactics, hotel marketing and research.
These efforts have grown the regional economy by creating jobs, boosting local businesses and generating tax revenue. In 2017, tourism generated $11.5 billion in economic impact and supported 98,300 jobs for Greater Philadelphia residents.
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