Tourism

Light Read: Fourth of July Weekend 2022

July 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Light Read: Fourth of July Weekend 2022

A Local’s Guide to the Fourth of July in Philadelphia What better place to spend this year’s Fourth of July than right here in Philadelphia, a historic city that just so happens to also be the birthplace of the United States! Fun, fireworks, concerts, and good food are all to be had here. Check out […]

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Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

June 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.  It contemplated a ceramics studio that would offer classes, provide workspace for artists, and strengthen its ability to serve as a meeting and event site. It desired to assess the feasibility of […]

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Travel and Tourism Industry: Assessing Your Circumstances and Preparing for Recovery

June 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Travel and Tourism Industry: Assessing Your Circumstances and Preparing for Recovery

The travel and tourism industry has a history of addressing challenging situations and overcoming periods of hardship. It is not hyperbole to say, however, that this time is different. The coronavirus presents both a public health and economic crisis that has severely damaged travel and tourism activities, businesses, and households around the globe. This period […]

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Economic Development

April 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Economic Development

About Thoughtful Insight and Data-Driven Analysis Economic Development sits at the intersection of government, business, and institution as community leaders manage revitalization and growth. Econsult Solutions brings a depth of knowledge from a breadth of experience and a data-driven toolbox that enables our clients to plan and implement successful programs, policies, and projects. The Latest […]

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Tourism as an Economic Engine for Philadelphia

March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Tourism as an Economic Engine for Philadelphia

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) has been retained by Visit Philadelphia to quantify the level of visitation and impact of the tourism economy in the Philadelphia region for calendar years 2015-2018. To do so, ESI has combined numerous industry data sets and modeling techniques to produce reliable and granular estimates of industry performance and impact. ESI […]

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Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association: Impact of PA Convention Center Performance

March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association: Impact of PA Convention Center Performance

ESI was engaged by the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) in 2013 to look at the impact of the under-performance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in attracting group bookings shortly after its expansion. ESI calculated the current economic and fiscal impact of the Philadelphia hotel industry for the city and commonwealth. Next, ESI compared event […]

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