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MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES CONTINUED RECORD TOURISM IN JULY

Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2016

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Mayor's Press Office
312.744.3334
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago President & CEO David Whitaker today announced record tourism performance for July 2016, driven by strong demand from convention and leisure visitor segments. Overall hotel room demand increased 2.7 percent compared to last July, even while hotel room inventory grew by an equal 2.7 percent. The numbers build on 2015's record-breaking overall performance, which generated more than 4,500 new jobs.