Airbnb and the Illinois Restaurant Affiliation, with the assist of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, introduced the launch of Airbnb’s Chicago Restaurant Information, a web based hub for locals and guests that highlights stays close by a few of the finest meals that Chicago has to supply. The information options eating places, cafes, espresso outlets, bars, and extra, all beneficial by native Chicago Hosts who open up their houses in a few of the metropolis’s most original and vibrant neighborhoods.
The restaurant business has been impacted by the pandemic, and Airbnb is proud to assist restoration by spotlighting native favorites in Pilson, Hyde Park, Andersonville, Logan Sq., Bronzeville, and Chinatown. The information will goal potential vacationers and native Hosts throughout Illinois and can embody a curated listing of eating places close by different points of interest and small companies, together with outlets, museums, cultural landmarks, parks, artwork installations, and extra.
This partnership is a part of a collaborative effort to assist Chicago’s customer financial system and native small companies. In 2021, tourism within the Windy Metropolis generated an estimated $9.83 billion in whole financial influence and supported greater than 95,400 jobs in 2021 in accordance with the Select Chicago 2021 Annual Report. Airbnb helps maintain extra of the economics of journey within the communities the place it occurs as a result of Hosts maintain the overwhelming majority of what they cost and visitors spend regionally at eating places, espresso outlets, and different small companies.
“We’re thrilled to companion with Airbnb in assist of our native Chicago eating places and small companies,” stated Sam Toia, Illinois Restaurant Affiliation President and CEO. “This information will assist remind locals and guests of what makes Chicago’s meals scene so distinctive throughout a essential time of restoration.”
“Chicago’s restaurant scene is second to none, and because the unbiased voice of the Chicago enterprise neighborhood, the Chicagoland Chamber is proud to companion with Airbnb to focus on our world-class eating places,” stated Jack Lavin, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. “Our members within the restaurant and hospitality business are a essential a part of what makes our metropolis so distinctive and are serving to to place Chicago front-and-center as a prime world culinary vacation spot.”
In 2021, Hosts in Chicago welcomed practically 435,000 visitors, together with to neighborhoods not historically served by motels. Many Hosts typically function native tour guides for visitors. In a current survey,1 58 % of US visitors reported their Hosts beneficial eating places and cafes, with 52 % of visitors saying these suggestions had been throughout the native neighborhood of the keep.
“By opening up their houses to vacationers from all over the world, Airbnb Hosts assist the native financial system and small companies,” stated Viviana Jordan, Airbnb’s Midwest Public Coverage Lead. “We’re grateful for the chance to companion with the Illinois Restaurant Affiliation and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to assist vacationers uncover and discover Chicago’s unimaginable and various meals scene.”
Airbnb is proud to assist maintain extra of the returns of tourism within the communities and neighborhoods the place it takes place, creating financial alternative for households and bringing new prospects to small companies. Hosts maintain the overwhelming majority of what they cost for his or her itemizing and greater than half of what visitors spend throughout their US journeys – 51 % in 2021* – happens in neighborhoods the place they keep, supporting native small companies like those featured on this current Chicago information.2
- Based mostly on a survey of 20,900 Airbnb visitors within the US who booked between June 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 and had been surveyed between February 17, 2022 – March 31, 2022.
- Based mostly on a survey of 30,790 Airbnb visitors within the US who booked between June 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 and had been surveyed between February 17, 2022 – March 31, 2022.
In regards to the Illinois Restaurant Affiliation
Based in 1914, the Illinois Restaurant Affiliation is a non-profit group devoted to selling, defending, educating and enhancing the restaurant business in Illinois. To be taught extra go to www.illinoisrestaurants.org.
In regards to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit group that represents greater than 1,000 member corporations, which collectively make use of 400,000 staff and generate $24 billion in income. The Chamber combines the ability of membership with its legacy of management and enterprise advocacy to drive a dynamic financial system. To be taught extra, go to www.chicagolandchamber.org.
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