Visit Philadelphia (formally known as the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes leisure travel to the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties). It was founded in 1996 by the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Visit Philadelphia states its mission as "Visit Philadelphia makes Philadelphia and The Countryside a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the region’s vitality.
CFO Joyce Levitt was charged with fraud for embezzling $200,000 over 7 years.
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- Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
- Tourism Economics, Longwoods International
- Dana DiFilippo (2016-03-17). "Ex-Visit Phila. CFO charged in $200K fraud". Philly.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28.