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Free Giveaways This Weekend for International Visitors as Part of World Tourism Day.

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau:

WHAT: International visitors to Philadelphia will receive a special welcome this weekend (September 26-28), when the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), and the city join the rest of the world in marking World Tourism Day. Presented by the U.N. World Tourism Organization. World Tourism Day is celebrated across the U.S. and around the world on September 27th to champion the benefits of travel, both economically and socially.

To kick off the weekend, media are invited to witness international visitors "make their mark" in Philadelphia by placing a push pin on their country of origin in exchange for a Philadelphia USA pennant. George Washington and General Lafayette will also be in attendance.
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Philadelphia had a record number of 550,000 international visitors in 2007, an increase of more than 100,000 from the previous year. The Independence Visitor Center welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors annually, including an increasing number of international visitors.

EDITORS NOTE: PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WILL BE ON SITE. FOR PHOTOS, CONTACT ELLEN KORNFIELD, 215/636-3471.
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