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CULTURAL TOURISM, NEIGHBORHOODS & VISITOR SERVICES

The Cultural Tourism department is responsible for increasing awareness and visitation to Chicago’s cultural entities, events, attractions and neighborhoods by promoting the city of Chicago as a premier cultural destination. 

Choose Chicago has set forth four core objectives for Cultural Tourism:

  • Position Chicago as a global cultural destination by leveraging the rich and diverse resources of Chicago’s arts, culture and neighborhoods

  • Serve as a catalyst for communication and partnerships among agencies, organizations, and stakeholders in arts, culture and tourism

  • Enhance the visitor experience and orientation

  • Establish metrics to measure and track growth

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RESOURCES

For more information on Choose Chicago’s cultural tourism efforts, research and strategy, you may download any of the following documents.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: CHICAGO CULTURAL TOURISM BENCHMARK STUDY PRESENTED 7/17/13

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: CULTURAL TOURISM STRATEGY FOR CHICAGO PRESENTED 1/29/14

 

NEWSLETTERS

Choose Chicago produces a quarterly electronic newsletter geared toward Chicago’s arts and culture community. This newsletter aims to provide information to the city’s cultural community on Choose Chicago’s cultural tourism work. Click on any of the links below to read previous issues.

ISSUE 1: MAY 2013
ISSUE 2: SEPTEMBER 2013
ISSUE 3: DECEMBER 2013
ISSUE 4: MARCH 2014
ISSUE 5: JUNE 2014
ISSUE 6: OCTOBER 2014
ISSUE 7: JANUARY 2015
ISSUE 8: MAY 2015
ISSUE 9: SEPTEMBER 2015