Articles tagged “chicago”

Chicago Set to Begin Enforcing Tougher Short-Term Rental Laws

Chicago Set to Begin Enforcing Tougher Short-Term Rental Laws

Associated Press

Airbnb hosts and other people renting homes on platforms like HomeAway and VRBO will have to pay a 4 percent tax in the future.

3 months ago

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Take that, Scott Kirby. A few weeks after United, which Kirby joined from American six months ago, announced an expansion into O'Hare, American did likewise. Point, counter-point. American will use the flights to blunt United's moves and to improve connecting service.

4 months ago

Chicago Is Becoming the Center of the Growing Conflict Between United and American

Chicago Is Becoming the Center of the Growing Conflict Between United and American

Brian Sumers, Skift

American has been a big player in Chicago for decades, and that probably won't change. But United President Scott Kirby is one of the most fierce competitors in the airline industry. If he says he wants to win in Chicago, he means it.

4 months ago

Understanding Virgin Hotel Chicago’s Quick Rise to Consumer Favorite

Understanding Virgin Hotel Chicago’s Quick Rise to Consumer Favorite

Colin Nagy, Skift

It's really rather simple: Treat your guests well and offer them a great product.

7 months ago

Chicago Airbnb Hosts Sue City Over Information-Sharing

Chicago Airbnb Hosts Sue City Over Information-Sharing

Associated Press

If Chicago is indeed a model for how Airbnb wants to cooperate with municipalities going forward, this lawsuit being filed by Chicago-area Airbnb hosts demonstrates just how difficult that may be for Airbnb to achieve, not only in the Windy City but in many other cities as well.

8 months ago

International Terminal at Chicago O’Hare Airport to Be Expanded for First Time

International Terminal at Chicago O’Hare Airport to Be Expanded for First Time

Associated Press

They do things big in Chicago and the international terminal at its signature airport, Chicago O'Hare, will see its first major expansion since it arrived on the scene more than two decades ago.

12 months ago

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

U.S. Suburban Hotels See Bright Spot in Big Indian Weddings Business

Melissa Silverberg, Associated Press

A prime example of how embracing and understanding other cultures can be a win-win situation, both for businesses and the communities they serve.

1 year ago

Chicago’s Mayor Announces New Hotels For O’Hare Airport to Make Spending a Night Easier

Chicago’s Mayor Announces New Hotels For O’Hare Airport to Make Spending a Night Easier

Associated Press

Many airport hotels are trending upwards in their quality and convenience but there are still many more not yet up to par with modern travelers and not prepared to handle growing passenger traffic around the world.

1 year ago

Chicago Is Not Getting George Lucas’ Art Museum

Chicago Is Not Getting George Lucas’ Art Museum

Jason Keyser, Associated Press

There's stupid development, which cities allow a lot of, and smart development, like this. Chicago tourism is really missing out.

1 year ago

Chicago Turmoil Inspires Other Illinois Cities to Challenge Airbnb

Chicago Turmoil Inspires Other Illinois Cities to Challenge Airbnb

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

Now, even smaller U.S. cities and towns are pushing back against disruptive Airbnb rentals.

1 year ago

Airbnb Debate Over Short-Term Rentals Moves to Chicago

Airbnb Debate Over Short-Term Rentals Moves to Chicago

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

We'll continue to see this play out in city after city until some city or some sharing economy brand comes up with a good solution.

1 year ago

Chicago’s Domestic Tourist Arrivals Hit Record 51 Million in 2015

Chicago’s Domestic Tourist Arrivals Hit Record 51 Million in 2015

Associated Press

It's a strong story, especially considering the massive state funding cuts both to tourism marketing and to state-run attractions. Luckily Chicago can compete on its own. The rest of the state didn't fare so well.

1 year ago