Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that by the end of this year, the city of Chicago will be opening a tourism office in Germany and several other countries around the world. The city currently is listed as being in 10th place within the United States when it comes to cities with the most foreign visitors. By opening the new tourism offices internationally, Emanuel hopes that by 2020, Chicago can increase its ranking to 5th place and host 50 million yearly foreign visitors.
Boosting international tourism will help the Chicago economy since the average spending by each tourist amounts to $4,000. Chicago is a great city for tourism with hidden gems that can only be experienced firsthand. Rahm Emanuel stated that “Chicago is a global city with worldwide appeal, and I am committed to ensuring that people around the world have a chance to experience our magnificent city firsthand”