October 10, 2018
For the second year in a row, Chicago has been voted “Best Big City in the U.S.” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. The accolade was quickly seized upon by Choose Chicago, the city’s destination marketing agency.
“It is always significant when a leading travel publication and its savvy and knowledgeable readers vote you the number one travel destination in the nation,” said David Whitaker, president and CEO of Choose Chicago. “But to be selected now for a second year in a row—this simply speaks volumes of the kind of city and destination Chicago has become.”
Choose Chicago data shows that hotel room demand grew 5% in the first three quarters of 2018. For the first half of the year, overall visitors to Chicago increased by 4.4%, while overnight visitors were up 6%. That’s double the level of overnight visitors from last year, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.
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