Chicago for NYC? Maybe for a weekend...

October 19, 2010 (NEW YORK)

NYC Tourism officials announced a deal with Miami and American Airlines on Tuesday morning: Travelers who purchase a ticket Thursday on American will get a special $79 each way rate between the two cities.

NYC & Company is expected to announce a similar deal with Chicago and Los Angeles later this week.

George Fertitta, the CEO of NYC & Company, is on the board of the new Corporation for Travel Promotion under the U.S. Commerce Department. The group said they hope American cities will get involved to help the struggling tourism industries.

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