Chicago Tourism Statistic 2014 Best Record

Chicago Tourism Statistic 2014 – Last Year, Chicago’s tourism broke the record after the government released the date for almost 47 million of domestic visitors visited to the town and it was the best record.

Chicago Tourism Statistic 2014 Best Record

From the announcement, Choose Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanual, the arm of city’s tourism expected that there should be an increasing 1.4 million of visitors for overseas visitation which was about 3.9 percent greater compared to 2012. This report would be enough to create total visitor in 2013 for about 48.4 million.

Based on Choose Chicago, it showed that the domestic travelers spent for about $106 million for hotel tax revenue which was about 4.9 percent higher than the tax income in 2012. This increasing record made Chicago has steady tourism growth up to now. In 2011, it reached about 42.4 million of American travelers while in 2012 it reached about 45 million. The latest data, in 2013 it showed 4.4 percent higher than the previous year.

Of course, the increased visitation in Chicago later brought many improvements especially for the growth of economic. What Choose Chicago has done to gain more visitors to visit Chicago was by promoting the tourism including for television and social media. This information was stated by Don Welsh, the CEO of Choose Chicago.

On the other hands, Pat Quinn announced that in Illinois, it was up to 103.5 million of domestic visitors welcomed last year which meant it has over 4.5 percent compared to 99 million of visitors in 2012. With this increase, it helped a lot to gain more hotel-motel tax collection in 2013 that could reach over $235 million (7.2 percent increase), another best record for Chicago Tourism Statistic 2014.

Since it is known well as the third largest city in U.S.A, the population in this location is about three million people. This city is supported with 237 square miles of land with the total residents about 2,695,598. Many visitors have their visitation in this city because the various cultural institutions, museums and also historical sites. It provides you for more than 200 theaters with almost 200 galleries of art and about up to 7,300 restaurants. With more than 100 neighborhoods, it showed you 77 community areas. The lakefront in this city is 26 miles with bathing beaches about 15 miles and parades annually about 36 with lakefront bicycle path about 19 miles and it has 552 parks.

With all the increasing data records, tourism is the main prior for Emanuel, the creator of Choose Chicago. He has a big target to increase the record for about 50 million of visitors in 2020. His strategy will be about the coordinated investment and marketing. Latest report mentioned that Chicago is releasing the new marketing campaign named Chicago Epic for Chicago Tourism Statistic 2014.

Washington DC Tourism Attraction and Statistic is Increasing

Washington DC Tourism Attraction and Statistic – Last year, Washington has the highest statistic for its tourism attraction with the increase about 1 million visitors. It is the highest statistic for a decade with the record for about 18.9 million of visitors in 2012. This report has been announced officially on Tuesday.


Washington DC Tourism Attraction and Statistic is Increasing


Based on the statistic created by Tourism Bureau Destination D.C, it showed that the total visitors are increasing for about 5.5 percent compared to the previous 2011 report. A study also showed that the domestic visitation was 4.2 percent higher that could reach about 16.8 million U.S. tourists. Another study found that visitor could spend about $6.7 billion in 2013 to visit Washington. It showed about 8 percent higher than 2012. The spending is for retail goods, entertainment, beverages and food.

It is also stated by the President and CEO of Destination D.C. Official, Elliot Ferguson that the growth of international visitor was the main factor of increasing visitation. The officials estimated that it reached about 2.1 million of international visitors only in 2012. Visitors from China are also increased for about 92 percent while the double-digit increases from other countries. The increased visitation was also reported in 2013 with more than 17.4 million U.S. visitors. It means that the statistic is 3.1 percent higher from the 16.8 million of domestic visitor in 2012.

Last fall, 2013 most museums and memorials were shuttered by government shutdown but Ferguson mentioned that they have lot of variables to increase the visitation. Tourism officials worked for advertising many private museums and other attractions to deal with the government shutdown. Moreover, visitors also have other business to do in Washington starting from business meeting, conventions plan and others as the part of Washington DC Tourism Attraction and Statistic.

By announcing the 2013 data, Mayor Vincent Gray mentioned that there was a support from City’s Tourism sector in order to open for about 76,000 jobs. After the federal government, they placed hospitality industry as the second largest employer. In 2014, Ferguson explained that they have well-pacing compared to the first three months of 2014 especially when winter came out so city and federal government have no option left unless to shut down many times.

At this year, Washington is ready to bring 17 of citywide conventions with the high-profile events such as Microsoft WorldWide Partner Conference and the largest hotel to open, the new Marriott Marquist close to city’s convention center for future booking in Washington as the best way to increase Washington DC Tourism Attraction and Statistic.