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Chicago Convention And Tourism Bureau

NATO Flag

NATO Summit Still A Major Showcase For Chicago

Despite the G8 summit being moved from Chicago to Camp David, the NATO summit still earmarked for the same weekend in Chicago remains a major event, drawing thousands of representatives from 28 countries.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Begins Push To Increase Tourism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce plans Wednesday to streamline efforts to bring more tourists and conventions to the city.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Lori Healey, executive director of the host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits in Chicago, seeks to downplay concerns about protests during the international events in May. (Credit: CBS)

NATO/G8 Summit Organizers Seek To Downplay Protest Concerns

The host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits offered a sneak peak Wednesday of the city’s push to capitalize on the dual summits in May.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

The Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Seeks To Woo Away Sporting Events From Indianapolis

Now that Chicago has fought off the City of Indianapolis’ effort to woo away the CME Group, Chicago tourism officials are reportedly plotting revenge.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau has begun airing TV and online ads in nearby markets like Detroit, Indianapolis and St. Louis, to draw visitors from those cities. (Credit: ChooseChicago.com)

Tourism Bureau Creates New TV Ads To Draw Travelers To Chicago

As much as we might dream of a weekend escape from Chicago, a lot of people could be planning a weekend escape to the Windy City. Tourism numbers have dropped in past years, so a big-effort is being aimed at boosting them.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Chicago skyline, featuring the Willis Tower. (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Tourism Ads To Proclaim Chicago ‘Second To None’

Chicago’s nickname is the Second City but, a new marketing campaign will tell prospective tourists, it’s second to none.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Illinois Tourism

Illinois Tourism Industry Says It Needs More Money

Yet another group says it needs more money – this time, the Illinois tourism industry.

WBBM Newsradio–06/13/2011