Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that visitors to Chicago in 2016 reached 54.1 million – a new record and 2.9 percent increase over the previous year’s record performance. The increase of 1.5 million visitors moves the city closer to reaching the mayor’s goal of 55 million visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring is fast approaching! For a change of pace, take a break from busy beaches and costly cruises and set your sights on Chicago. The city will be in full bloom, and an array of indoor and outdoor events and attractions invite visitors to discover all that Chicago has to offer.
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.
The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau has announced the selection of London based Hills Balfour to support the bureau’s tourism efforts in the United Kingdom. Also in the United States today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Chicago.
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.