Local toursim businesses, take note: Philadelphia's most prominent daily newspaper, the Inquirer, has published a glowing feature travel article highlighting local historic tourism opportunities. It's the kind of free advertising any regional tourism agency would kill for, too. According to the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, the Inquirer and its associated website, Philly.com, reach a combined web/print audience of 2.1 million per week.
Published on April 3, and written by Inquirer Staff Writer Howard Shapiro, the 1,350 word piece starts off musing about the nature of a divided america while watching the Confederate and Union Memorial Day commemorations. He visits and describes the requisite amount of monuments, remarks about our royal street system, rides the downtown trolley and yaks about the downtown shopping area (His words, not mine). Along the way, Shapiro catches up with an old friend who happens to be the owner of the Schooler House Bed and Breakfast Andi Gabler. The article also plugs a number of other hotels, inns and restaurants for visitors to peruse.
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