“We always love to see Philadelphia get the recognition it deserves,” said Meryl Levitz, president and chief executive of Visit Philadelphia, the main tourism marketing agency. She said the city may seem like an overnight sensation, but it’s the result of years of work and collaboration.

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SS United States Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs, left, and Crystal Cruises President & CEO Edie Rodriquez pose with an artist rendering of the SS United States, in New York,  Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.  The conservation group and cruise line announced plans to overhaul the ocean liner, that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds in its prime, but has been rotting on the Philadelphia waterfront for two decades. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Crystal Cruises luxury travel company announced plans Thursday to overhaul the ship at a cost of at least $700 million. The massive steamship has been docked in Philadelphia for two decades, gutted and rusting at an unused wharf on the Delaware River.

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In this Thursday, Feb. 3, 2016 photo, visitors stand next to a religious ornament with the "manji" symbol, which comes from the ancient Sanskrit and is widely used for centuries to denote Buddhist temples on maps and elsewhere, at a temple in Tokyo. As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

“We are aware that some people say the ‘manji’ symbol could remind them of the ‘hakenkreuz’ symbol, which was created much later in history,” said Ryoka Nishino, a spokesman for Japan Buddhist Federation, referring to the “hooked cross” term often used to denote the Nazi emblem.

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This April 2015 selfie shows Hung Thai and his fiancee Lina Jiang on a trip to Malibu, Calif. The Seattle couple have decided to go ahead with a destination wedding in Mexico despite headlines about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But they're letting guests know that it's OK if they opt to stay home, and they're encouraging those who do plan to come to buy cancel-for-any-reason travel insurance. (Lina Jiang via AP)

New Yorker Mark LoCastro and his pregnant wife canceled a babymoon — the term for a couple’s getaway before a baby is born — to St. Lucia. “We instead traveled to Charleston, South Carolina,” he said. He’s seen friends who are rescheduling trips post new destinations on social media with the hashtag #zikafreezone.

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