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Choose Chicago CEO Says City Bringing In Record Tourism Revenue

Chicago’s big tourism agency says the latest numbers show spending by visitors to Chicago is hitting record levels and rising, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/16/2013

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Fueled By Tourism, City Sets Record For Hotel Revenue

The city is reporting some good news for Chicago’s economy and the tourism industry

07/22/2013

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Tourism Up In Chicago: 46.2 Million Visitors In 2012

You are probably noticing more tourists around town.

06/11/2013

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Travel Writer Calls Chicago ‘Overrated’ Tourist Destination

A travel writer raised eyebrows in Chicago this week by calling the city one of the world’s most overrated tourist destinations.

04/14/2013

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City’s Tourism Agency Getting Extra $5M To Promote Chicago, Airports

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the City of Chicago is upping the ante in its bid to promote tourism here.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Don Welsh

Tourism Official Backs DePaul Basketball Stadium Near McCormick Place

Tourism officials are applauding the possibility of locating a new sports arena near McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Choose Chicago App

Chicago Tourism App Unveiled For iPhone, Android

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2012

Don Welsh

Report: Tourism Chief Backtracks After Reports That Crime Is Hurting Efforts

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.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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Chicago’s New Tourism Office Faces Possible Roadblock – Violence

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.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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Listeners Pan New Chicago Tourism Song

Choose Chicago, the official city tourism agency, has unveiled a new ode to the city. And so far, listeners are panning it.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012