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See Chicago Like a Local

Planning a trip to Chicago? Yes, you should take a selfie in front of The Bean in Millennium Park, seek out the stunning Monet paintings at the incredible Art Institute and take a breathtaking ride on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier.

But if you really want to experience the city like a local, get out and explore Chicago’s neighborhoods. There are 77 to discover and they all offer their own charms. Most can be reached via the L, the CTA’s cheap and easy-to-use elevated train system that can whisk you around town quickly. It’s made up of eight different lines, delineated by color.

Some lines offer stunning views of the city, such as the Brown Line that snakes through the Loop’s canyon of skyscrapers and passes over the scenic Chicago River. Others land you right in the middle of the action, including the Blue Line stops in Wicker Park and Logan Square that are steps from some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars.

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2020 Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College

Annual scholarship program offers 12 tourism industry professionals an opportunity to continue their education

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SARASOTA, FL (December 2, 2019) — Miles Partnership announced the application period for its scholarship program to the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College®. The scholarship program is available to tourism industry professionals working in one of the 12 STS member states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) and as in years past, Miles will award one scholarship in each of those states. The 2020 application period for the Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College will open on Monday, December 9, 2019 and close on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 5pm EST. Click here to submit an application.

Marketing College® is a continuing education program that is offered annually as a one-week intensive session. During this weeklong program, students will participate in courses designed to teach

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Best Practices in Destination Management

Global Lessons from the Front Lines of Destination Management

This blog summarizes presentations from four leaders in destination management from the Global All-Stars breakout session at Destinations International Conference in 2019.

  • Watch the breakout session presentations here
  • View the presentation slides here
  • See the mainstage Global All-Stars 2019 presentations here

At the Destinations International Annual Convention in St Louis, we brought together four leaders in destination management from around the world. This breakout session offered critical insights on best practices for Destination Marketing (and/or Management) Organizations in handling the challenges of tourism growth. 

Copenhagen 10x, Driving Dispersal – Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted, former Director of Development at Wonderful Copenhagen, built on her mainstage presentation (see a

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The State of the American Traveler: Destination Management Edition (Fall 2019)
The State of the American Traveler: Traveler Segments Edition (Summer 2019)
The State of the American Traveler: Technology & Mobile Edition (Spring 2019)