Quantcast
Destinations

Chicago Saw Record Number of International Tourists in 2012

Excerpt from Chicago Tribune

Skift Take

This looks like a success story for city-specific destination marketing: the “Choose Chicago” campaign spent around $22 million last year promoting the city to foreign travelers. It has budgeted $27.6 million for 2013.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

Chicago saw a 14 percent rise in international visitors last year, to 1.37 million, increasing the city’s ranking nationwide up one notch, to No. 9.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who wants the city to be within the top 5 by 2020, made the announcement Friday morning, citing data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.┬áThe biggest gains came from Asian and Latin American regions, where tourism agency Choose Chicago has increased marketing, the mayor’s office said.

See the full report here:

Read the Complete Story →

More Stories Below ▼
9 Digital Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week
Free Report: What Millennials Want in Meetings
4 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week
Video: How Amsterdam is Rethinking Urban User Experience to Build the City of the Future

Video: How Amsterdam is Rethinking Urban User Experience to Build the City of the Future

3 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week
The State of Travel Media 2015
Trend Report

The State of Travel Media 2015