Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.
Topics

The Publican

International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile

International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile

The Shannon Rovers played the bagpipes, green-jacketed volunteers and labor reps cheered wildly and the Chicago Bucket Boys street performers tapped out frenetic rhythms as international travel buyers and journalists wound their way into McCormick Place on Monday morning. The reception for delegates to the IPW trade show was astonishing — a first of its kind at the convention center and a signal of just how badly Chicago wants to woo more international tourists, business travelers and conventions to the city. The morning event was one element of a five-day whirlwind courtship featuring Champagne brunch atop the John Hancock Center and tours of some of the city's finest...

Loading
87°