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  • Destinations for a Merry Little Christmas

    Whether your clients are looking for someplace to dig their toes into the sand or to sip steaming cocoa while watching the snowflakes fall, these North American destinations bring the holiday cheer—each in its own unique style.

  • Discovering Chicago’s Many Layers

    Since its 1837 founding on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago experienced rapid growth and quickly developed a reputation as a popular destination—for a host of reasons. Chicago is today the third-most populous city in the United States, behind New York and Los Angeles. It remains an economic powerhouse that attracts people from around the globe.

  • Entertainment Cruises Announces New CEO: Kenneth Svendsen

    On January 6, 2016, Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises, a member of Pritzker Group Private Capital's family of companies and the largest dining cruise company in the United States, today announced the appointment of Kenneth Svendsen as its new chief executive officer.

  • Readers' Choice 2015: Midwestern Destinations

    The Windy City topped your nominations for the best destination in the Midwest.

  • The Ledge at Skydeck

    No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemipshere and The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago!

  • Where Is Bigfoot?

    Have your groups ever wondered where Bigfoot lived? (Have you?) The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) is on it. BFRO's team of volunteer Bigfoot researchers, archivists and investigators offer a comprehensive database of credible sightings and other relatable reports in the United States in Canada.

  • Your Group Guide to Broadway

    "The flurry of lights and music and dancing—live and in-person—creates a rush you can't get anywhere else but in New York City." – Bob Hofmann, Vice President of Broadway Inbound.

Recent Blogs

Lessons Learned During 2017

Once again, the travel and tourism industry faces both new and ongoing challenges. Travel and tourism cannot be separated from the world context in which they operate. Be that context political states of war, or one of health issues or of economic undulations, what occurs throughout the world touches every aspect of tourism. It is for this reason that every once in a while, it is good for travel and tourism professionals to take a step back and to review at least some of the basic fundamentals of their industry.

Tour Planner Versus the Internet: Why (and How) the Travel Planner Will Win

We are in the midst of a digital transformation. More and more, travelers use the Internet to find travel inspiration and information. They can easily book flights and hotels—now more than ever, thanks to Google. There are apps to hail transportation, book table reservations and more.

10 Key Travel Moments from 2017

Each new year brings an air of hope. When the Trump administration instated the first travel ban in January, however, it looked like 2017 was off to a turbulent start for the travel industry. This year definitely had its rough patches, yet there were good things, too.

With each setback, the travel industry rallied together and proved that the industry isn't just an industry—but a community determined to change the world through remarkable destinations and extraordinary experiences.