A travel writer raised eyebrows in Chicago this week by calling the city one of the world’s most overrated tourist destinations.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the City of Chicago is upping the ante in its bid to promote tourism here.
Tourism officials are applauding the possibility of locating a new sports arena near McCormick Place.
If you’re looking for something to do or somewhere special to stay in our fair city, it just so happens that there’s an app for that.
The man in charge of promoting Chicago conventions and tourism is backpedaling on reports quoting him as saying that the recent crime wave in the city is going to damage his best efforts, unless it is quickly quelled.
Move over San Francisco and watch out New York — Chicago is now the second best city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.
Choose Chicago, the official city tourism agency, has unveiled a new ode to the city. And so far, listeners are panning it.
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