Don Welsh

Type: Person
Name: Don Welsh
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Choose Chicago moves closer to selecting a new ad agency

Don Welsh is the CEO of Choose Chicago, which is about to name a new ad agency.For Choose Chicago, the city's tourism and convention development arm, it's all over except for the naming of ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 18 2014]
Entities: Chicago, Don Welsh
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

New city ranked second top US destination

Chicago has been ranked the second top US destination 2014 by travellers on TripAdvisor.New York is still in the top spot but Chicago comes in at number two, surpassing San Francisco in this year's rating."This ranking is another indicator that Chicago ... [Published Travel Mole - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Analyst pits IPW against Superbowl - and finds a surprise winner

US trade show IPW is more beneficial for a host city’s economy than hosting than the Superbowl, according to research carried out by Rockport Analytics.The annual US trade show took place in Chicago this week , attracting 6,200 attendees from around the ... [Published TTG Digital - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Analyst pits International Pow Wow against Superbowl - and finds a surprise winner

US trade show IPW is more beneficial for a host city’s economy than hosting than the Superbowl, according to research carried out by Rockport Analytics.The annual US trade show took place in Chicago this week , attracting 6,200 attendees from around the ... [Published TTG Digital - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

360Chicago: Showing off our great city

Don Welsh of Choose Chicago and Roger Dow of the US Travel Association talk with Bob and Marianne about their recent series of events part of 360Chicago to promote tourism in places like Chicago as well as globally.  Head out to the Museum of Science ... [Published WGN Radio 720 - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

POW WOW: How tone deaf is Chicago going to be?

Chicago: How tone deaf is this city going to be as it tries to impress international tour operators and travel journalists attending the U.S Travel Association's IPW (International POW WOW) confab this week?Putting noted fashion plate and Choose Chicago ... [Published ETurboNews - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

How can Chicago attract more tourists?

Six experts tell Chicago how to lure more travelers Chicago is hosting the U.S. Travel Association's trade show, which starts this weekend at McCormick Place. The city aims to attract 55 million tourists a year by 2020; we asked six people how Chicago ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Kendall College Selected by Choose Chicago as “Official Ambassador Training Partner” of IPW 2014

Chicago’s No. 1 School for Preparing Students for Hospitality Careers Will Play a Key Role in Positioning the City as a Top International Travel Destination Kendall College, the No. 1 Chicago school for preparing students for a career in hospitality management ... [Published PRWeb - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

Calling All Thrillseekers: 360 Chicago Announces the Debut of Tilt – a New Angle on Chicago

A one-of-a-kind experience, TILT is an enclosed, glass and steel moveable platform that holds up to eight visitors per cycle.Once safely situated inside, the platform slowly tilts outward to an adventurous angle, generating downward-facing views of Chicago ... [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rosenthal: A convention that really could put Chicago on the map

'Higher-value target' expected to provide big boost to city's global tourism Hey, Chicago. Think we can be on our best behavior for a few days in early April? You know, be our charming Midwestern selves.That's all we can do. It's too much to hope for ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 2 reports

TILT Atop Chicago’s John Hancock: Are You Ready?

See Chicago at a whole new angle360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) has just announced a new attraction, TILT, that will offer those who are brave enough a whole new and thrilling angle to see Chicago.If you think the Willis Tower’s “Ledge” ... [Published Chicago Now - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Dec 23 2013 - Updated Dec 23 2013 - 1 reports

Chicago to establish tourism office in SW China

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. metropolis of Chicago is expected to set up a tourism office in Chengdu City in southwest China's Sichuan Province in 2014 to encourage more Chinese tourists to visit the largest city in the American Midwest, a visiting ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Dec 23 2013]
Entities: Chicago, Don Welsh, China

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"this ranking is another indicator that chicago continues to deliver a memorable experience for visitors" said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Choose Chicago
"to be honest with you, i don't think we've had a higher-value target in my three-plus years here" said Don Welsh, president of Choose Chicago, the city's tourism arm
...$ Don Welsh, President and CEO, Choose Chicago elaborates saying "chicago is heading in the right direction and at a precipitous pace. as choose chicago works to increase annual visitation to chicago to 55 million by 2020, new and aspirational attractions such as tilt will bolster chicago's standing among leading global destinations."
"bold thinking supported by aggressive strategies is essential to growing visitation to chicago" said Don Welsh, President and CEO, Choose Chicago. "Chicago is heading in the right direction and at a precipitous pace...

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Choose Chicago moves closer to selecting a new ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 18 2014]
New city ranked second top US destination [Published Travel Mole - Apr 16 2014]
Analyst pits IPW against Superbowl - and finds ... [Published TTG Digital - Apr 15 2014]
Analyst pits International Pow Wow against Supe... [Published TTG Digital - Apr 10 2014]
360Chicago: Showing off our great city [Published WGN Radio 720 - Apr 08 2014]
POW WOW: How tone deaf is Chicago going to be? [Published ETurboNews - Apr 08 2014]
How can Chicago attract more tourists? [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 05 2014]
Kendall College Selected by Choose Chicago as “... [Published PRWeb - Mar 28 2014]
Calling All Thrillseekers: 360 Chicago Announce... [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Mar 23 2014]
Rosenthal: A convention that really could put C... [Published Chicago Tribune - Mar 19 2014]
TILT Atop Chicago’s John Hancock: Are You Ready? [Published Chicago Now - Mar 14 2014]
Calling All Thrillseekers: 360 CHICAGO Announce... [Published Scottrade - Mar 14 2014]
Chicago to establish tourism office in SW China [Published Xinhua News Agency - Dec 23 2013]
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