NewsViews: Chicago Tourism

April 21, 2012 10:00:00 PM PDT
Our guest on this week's NewsViews is Don Welsh, the President and CEO of Choose Chicago, the combined office that now leads Chicago's tourism efforts.

We'll be discussing the recent announcement that Chicago is opening offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan to promote tourism to the city.

Besides the financial, what are the other benefits of attracting overseas visitors?

Also, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has set a goal of attracting 50 million visitors a year by 2020. He would also like Chicago to rank in the top 5 nationally in terms of international visitors. How will the city reach that goal?