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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

Navy Pier

The Top 50 Tourist Destinations In The World: Navy Pier Makes List

As with many tourist destinations, the locals swear that they avoid them at all costs. In Chicago, that may or may not be true with Navy Pier, but one thing is clear: The world loves it.

03/03/2014

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

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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Leisure & Hospitality Industry Sees Robust Growth In Chicago

The leisure and hospitality industry in Chicago is experiencing a spike of 2.3 percent from year-ago employment levels.

08/05/2013

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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

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Are Chicagoans Tourist-Friendly?

Tourists flock to Paris, but apparently the French aren’t always so friendly. They’re so rude a guide was written in part to teach them to be nicer. That got CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov thinking: How do we treat our tourists here in Chicago?

06/19/2013

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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

At Area 2, Mayor discusses mandatory minimum sentences and violent crimes. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

McCarthy: Cops Acted Quickly To Break Up Gold Coast Mobs

Chicago’s mayor and top cop are talking about how police handled unruly mobs downtown this past weekend, and what it might mean for visitors planning to come to the City this summer, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/01/2013

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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

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Homicide Rate Not Hurting City Tourism

Tourism officials are keeping an eye on the headlines but say the city’s homicide rate doesn’t seem to be keeping visitors away.

02/01/2013

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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Mayor Confident NATO Summit Will Boost Tourism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he is sympathetic with downtown businesses that might have suffered because of all the people who stayed away due to the NATO Summit, but he said the gathering of world leaders was still very good for Chicago.

05/23/2012

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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Wants 50 Million Tourists Per Year In Chicago By 2020

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to open new Chicago tourism offices in three new countries this year, and hopes to have 50 million tourists coming every year by 2020.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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

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