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Tour companies warming up for a record number of summer visitors

by Rose Zhou
May 06, 2014


Rose Zhou/MEDILL

Tourists visit the Cloud Gate as weather gets warmer.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last week that Chicago reached an all-time record of nearly 47 million domestic visitors in 2013. The number of overseas visitors also went up. If growth continues, it could be good for tourism-related businesses this year. From souvenir shops to city tour guides, Chicago businesses are preparing for more summer visitors to boost their bottom line.