DUBAI (April 25, 2018) — Choose Chicago, the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor destination, has launched the ‘Ultimate Choose Chicago Iconic Selfie Challenge’ holiday package, created exclusively for the Middle East market, to entice a greater number of visitors from the Gulf countries to make Chicago their destination of choice for 2018. The special holiday package was launched at the Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East’s largest tourism exhibition, taking place from April 22 – 25, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The ‘Ultimate Choose Chicago Iconic Selfie Challenge’ holiday package was created to celebrate the city’s extensive iconic landmarks perfect for ‘selfies,’ and provide visitors from the Middle East with an itinerary of VIP access and convenience.
The 4-night/5-day package includes:
- CityPASS with VIP admission to Sky Deck, Field Museum (and T. rex exhibit), Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago and Adler Planetarium
- Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise
- Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
- Hotel/Airport transfers
- Accommodations at 4- or 5-star hotels with breakfast
- Big Bus Hop-on, Hop-off tour tickets with access to Chicago’s classic landmarks such as; Cloud Gate, Chicago Theatre Marque, Michael Jordan Statue, Chicago Cultural Center and Wrigley Field stadium.
For visitors wanting the penultimate experience of the city, an aerial helicopter tour can also be included as an additional option.
Says Brian Said, Vice President, Global Development, Choose Chicago: “As a world-renowned cosmopolitan city full of iconic architecture, sculptures, museums, parks, design, culinary traditions, sports, music and the arts, we wanted to create a special package that allows our Middle East guests greater access and ease to experience and share the very best of Chicago through their social media networks. Chicago is blessed with many iconic landmarks and we realize that it really will be a challenge to try and fit in all those perfect selfie opportunities within a 5-day itinerary. However, with this itinerary, guests will not only be able to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer but be guaranteed to have their social media feeds filled with iconic selfie posts, one after the other.”
The ‘Ultimate Choose Chicago Iconic Selfie Challenge’ holiday package is valid from May through December 2018 and available from travel agents located in the G.C.C. or by contacting TeamAmerica at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago welcomed 55.2 million visitors in 2017, a new record for the city and a 2.5 percent increase from 2016. The combination of record-setting growth and innovative attractions led Chicago to be Expedia’s most searched for city and Time Out’s best city in the world for having it all. Expanded airport renovations, a continued hotel boom, new dining options and more are just a few reasons to take a glimpse of what’s new and happening in Chicago in 2018.