Power the Comeback
October 07, 2020
Power the Comeback
The pandemic has affected hospitality and tourism’s 104,000 jobs and $12 billion industry. Restaurant closings, canceled events and hotel bookings and limited international and domestic travel is expected to result in a $1.1 billion decline in economic activity this year, according to Visit Philadelphia and Tourism Economics.
The auction is designed to help the region and its businesses persevere and recover in the coming months. “The global pandemic hurt us where we live, but we are not a community or city that will stay down. We keep getting back up, brushing ourselves off and reinventing our industry,” said Mariska Bogle, Executive Director of Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc.
“The auction will contribute to helping reinvigorate the industry. By bringing the assets of our city into focus, people can again experience what has made the region a great place to live and visit. While our annual fundraiser has shifted to a virtual event, its vital for us to continue to promote the region as a premier destination for cultural and historical travel in turn supporting regional economic development, stated Mariska.”
The online silent auction will feature a Foursome of Golf at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, a Nicole Miller Manayunk $200 gift card with a private or virtual styling appointment, dinner for 2 at Jean-Georges Philadelphia at the Four Seasons, an early morning tour of the Flower Show in its new outdoor location in early summer for (4) led by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president, Matt Rader. You will be able join the auction by clicking the link https://pwerthecomeback.givesmart.com Chairman John Kroll noted, “The online auction will feature the finest artistic, historical, cultural, dining, curated treasures and joie de vivre experiences in and around Philadelphia. Successful bidders have the option of donating their item to a frontline health care worker. We’re an unstoppable city. We’re excited to be a part of rejuvenating our community.” The auction will go live on September 20, 2020 and last one week. We are still accepting donations. Interested donors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-790-9901 to contribute an experience, service or item to the auction.
About Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc. Philadelphia Hospitality, is a private non-profit organization created nearly 4 decades ago by civic leaders who recognized that the region had a wealth of art, cultural and historical assets. The intention then, and to this day, is to attract intimate cultural, corporate groups, associations, families, friends and the independent traveler. Our strategy, aimed at regional economic growth through tourism, is to increase multi-day hotel stays, restaurant and attraction bookings. Philadelphia Hospitality has evolved into a full-service tour operator with a focus on creating personalized itineraries, offering behind-the-scenes access and delivering first-rate customer service. ###