Chicago Tourism News

EVA Air to launch Chicago flights in November

EVA Air to launch Chicago flights in November

26th May 2016 Airline News

Star Alliance member EVA Air has announced a brand new route, the third to be launched in 2016, further reinforcing its status as one of Asia’s most dynamic carriers. As of November 3rd, EVA Air will connect Taipei directly with Chicago on its latest-model, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, making the ‘Windy City’ its eighth gateway into North America.

Chicago tourism continues to break records

Chicago tourism continues to break records

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Don Welsh, president of Choose Chicago, have announced the city has set multiple tourism records for the summer 2014 travel season. For the first time, Chicago saw records across all key performance indicators – demand, occupancy, supply, average daily rate, revenue per available room and overall revenue.

O’Hare International Airport reclaims global top spot

O’Hare International Airport reclaims global top spot

25th Sep 2014 Airline News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that, for the first time since 2004, O’Hare International Airport has regained its status as the world’s busiest airport for flight operations. The announcement was made at the end of the World Routes 2014 convention, the largest and most prominent business-to-business aviation event where airlines and airports decide where to fly in the future, which was held at McCormick Place this week.

New chief marketing officer for Choose Chicago

New chief marketing officer for Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago president Don Welsh has announced the appointment of Shana Lee as the organisation’s chief marketing officer. Lee will be in charge of defining a sales and marketing strategy to further elevate the Chicago’s brand globally, with a mandate to capitalise on record leisure travel to Chicago and to infuse business travel strategies.

Chicago hotel prices spike ahead of the Ryder Cup

Chicago hotel prices spike ahead of the Ryder Cup

Hotel prices around the Medinah Country Club in the suburbs of Chicago have spiked significantly ahead of the Ryder Cup this weekend. The annual golf competition – which sees the finest American players take on those of Europe – has made affordable hotel rooms difficult to come by, according to a new survey by ChicagoHotels.org.

Chicago bumps up hotel tax to raise funds

Chicago bumps up hotel tax to raise funds

4th Jan 2012 Tourism News

Officials in the city of Chicago have increased by one percentage point the amount of tax City Hall takes from every hotel night recorded. With budget deficits topping political agendas around the world, Chicago coffers will now claim 4.5 per cent of the cost of every night spent in the city.

Chicago New Year’s Eve Party With Joe Piscopo at Germania Place Helps Kids Fight Cancer

Chicago New Year’s Eve Party With Joe Piscopo at Germania Place Helps Kids Fight Cancer

31st Dec 2009 Press Release Travel Events News

Looking for a special way to celebrate New Year’s Eve while giving back to a good cause? Join Joe Piscopo in helping Kids Fight Cancer, a nonprofit organization that has been funding the Oncology Activity Center in Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital since 1985. This unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration will be held on Dec. 31, 2009 at Germania Place, set in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, just north of Division near Clark Street. The event is open to the public and tickets are now available.