Philadelphia sees international tourism gain

    It’s easy to forget the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other historical sites we see every day have an international draw. Especially when they’re next to food trucks and those duck boats.

    But the variety is the beauty of a big city, and it’s what draws international tourists. Philadelphia’s got a good thing going, because our numbers are up 7 percent.

    The 633,000 international visitors last year put us at No. 13 on the list of visited U.S. cities, as the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. The numbers come from the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.

    New York took the top spot with 8.3 million visitors, and Chicago’s 1.1 million landed it at No. 10. Other big cities like Boston and San Francisco made the list. D.C. was No. 7.


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