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CHICAGO NEWS & UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: OCTOBER 2014

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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO VOTED NO. 1 MUSEUM IN THE WORLD

It’s official — no trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the Art Institute. TripAdvisor Travelers’ ChoiceTM Awards recently voted the Art Institute of Chicago the No. 1 museum in the world. As the second-largest art museum in the country, the local institution was also voted No. 1 Chicago attraction by TripAdvisor in 2013. 

In addition to more than 300,000 pieces of art, America’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings and a critically acclaimed Modern Wing, the Art Institute of Chicago offers group rates, along with a group entrance and special interest tours.

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GQ NAMES CHICAGO AMERICA'S GREATEST DRINKING CITY

Good culture and good times! We’ve truly got it all. GQ Magazine toasts Chicago for our lively bars, eclectic and ever-evolving cocktail options, impressive beer menus and our good old-fashioned amiable drinking culture. In an entertaining slideshow, GQ showcases the best of Chicago’s unpretentious upscale spots, legendary breweries and beyond. 

Psst…Travel Professionals: The article also includes some fabulous scenes to host spirited group gatherings.

Bottoms up




DAVID BOWIE IS OPENS AT CHICAGO'S MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

The highly buzzed-about David Bowie Is exhibition is now open and running through Jan. 4, 2015 at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The first international retrospective of the fascinating career of David Bowie makes its only stop in America, sharing the icon’s more-than-half-a-century influence on music, fashion and pop culture. Learn more about booking group tours here.

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O'HARE NAMED BUSIEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD

O'Hare International Aiport once again reigns supreme as the busiest airport in the world in terms of take-offs and landings. The recognition, which was announced at the end of the World Routes 2014 convention at McCormick Place, is a testament to Chicago's status as one of the best-connected cities across the globe.

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CHICAGO SETS MULTIPLE TOURISM RECORDS FOR SUMMER 2014 TRAVEL SEASON

For the first time, Chicago saw record-setting tourism numbers across all key performance indicators: demand, occupancy, supply, average daily rate, revenue per available room and overall revenue. This record hotel performance occured during the peak tourism season of May through August, and it contributed to overall hotel revenue of $858.5 million for the summer, marking the fifth consecutive year of growth.

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THE LANGHAM CHICAGO MAKES FODOR'S TRAVEL TOP 100 HOTELS LIST

Fodor's Travel recently announced the picks for its 2014 Hotel Awards, and The Langham Chicago made this esteemed Top 100 List, under the subcategory Modern City, which denotes spectacular hotels with sleek design and desirable locations.

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