News and Updates for Choose Chicago Partners: March 2013

U.S. TRAVEL INDUSTRY TO ADD NEARLY 100,000 JOBS BY 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today projected increases in leisure, business and international inbound travel next year will enable the industry to add 98,800 American jobs by the end of 2013. Blah.

  • Leisure travel is expected to rise 1.2 percent
  • business travel is projected to increase nearly one percent
  • international inbound travel will increase four percent

According to David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics for the U.S. Travel Association, "While the growth rate is more moderate than in previous years, leisure travel remains at an all-time high and is an indicator of rising consumer confidence."

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MOST GOOGLED CITIES: CHICAGO RANKS NO. 2 AMONG 2012'S MOST POPULAR TOWNS

As a part of Google's Zeitgeist 2012, the search engine giant released a list of the most Googled cities in the U.S. Chicago ranked second, appearing between San Francisco (No. 1) and Denver (No. 3).

Google's Zeitgeist showcases what the entire world searched for the year by analyzing more than one trillion searches/queries that people typed into Google Search.

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