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.
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.
The leisure and hospitality industry in Chicago is experiencing a spike of 2.3 percent from year-ago employment levels.
The city is reporting some good news for Chicago’s economy and the tourism industry
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?
A travel writer raised eyebrows in Chicago this week by calling the city one of the world’s most overrated tourist destinations.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the City of Chicago is upping the ante in its bid to promote tourism here.
Tourism officials are keeping an eye on the headlines but say the city’s homicide rate doesn’t seem to be keeping visitors away.
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.
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.
Choose Chicago, the official city tourism agency, has unveiled a new ode to the city. And so far, listeners are panning it.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce plans Wednesday to streamline efforts to bring more tourists and conventions to the city.
Chicago’s nickname is the Second City but, a new marketing campaign will tell prospective tourists, it’s second to none.
Yet another group says it needs more money – this time, the Illinois tourism industry.