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Rose Zhou(R) talks to Elizabeth Blackwell about how Chicago could attract more foreign tourists.


Chicago steps up attracting foreign travelers

by Rose Zhou
June 06, 2014


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Visitors touring the Millennium Park in Chicago on a spring day.

Chicago already lures Midwestern vacationers and is a logical meet-in-the-middle choice for U.S. conventions. The city wants to increase the number of people visiting the Windy City, and has set a goal of 55 million tourists annually by 2020. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, a local travel expert, a business owner and two international travel agents talk about ways Chicago can appeal to more tourists from abroad.