Don Welsh

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

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

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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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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

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