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Smart businesses focus on capturing more of Chicago’s visitor market. The really smart businesses do so by concentrating more on their relationships. Why? Almost five million referrals are made by Concierge Preferred’s network of 600+ city and suburban concierges per year!

Chicago Tourism Marketing Experts

Contact the Chicago tourism marketing experts at Concierge Preferred to help you drive more of Chicago’s visitors to your business.  We use our products, services, and relationships to help our partners build their business.

Our digital products are unparalleled in the visitor market and include content marketing, social media, email marketing, e-newsletters, website, and blog.  Concierge Preferred, our award winning magazine, is the dominant magazine at Chicago’s concierge desks, and a proven difference-maker for our partners.  The Hospitality & Tourism Summit Chicago is where Chicago’s best concierge, event, and meeting planners connect with businesses like yours. Our concierge research capabilities are unmatched and therefore a great resource for your company.

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From blogs and newsletters to magazines and visitor marketing services, Concierge Preferred brings together travelers, the hospitality industry, and concierge through publishing and marketing services in a manner unmatched by any other company in the industry. Here’s our story:


Concierge Preferred Magazine - The Primary Visitor Tool

Our magazine is the top resource for concierge because it was designed with the concierge community and continues to be the most-used publication by concierge. The magazine is loaded with insight from the experts which means more credibility for your ads. From “Concierge Hot Spots” and “Concierge Tips” to our “Concierge Advisory Council” we provide unique, insightful information that our readers can trust.

Concierge Preferred Magazines

Hospitality & Tourism Summit Chicago (Formerly the Concierge Preferred Trade Show)

The Annual Hospitality & Tourism Summit is the largest single-day gathering in hospitality & tourism in Chicago. Formerly the Concierge Preferred Trade Show (or CP Trade Show), the Summit has evolved and grown to include even more influential audiences for your business. Designed to reinforce relationships between the concierge community, meeting & event planners, social media influencers, tour directors, destination management companies (DMC), convention and visitors bureaus (CVB), and those businesses that cater to Chicago’s visitors and groups. This is one event you can’t afford to miss, but don’t take it from us – come see it for yourself.

Over 2,000 hospitality professionals and over 300 group-oriented businesses will gather in Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens to network, enjoy great food, drinks, and live entertainment. The Hospitality & Tourism Summit Chicago is produced by Ateema Media & Marketing.

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Chicago Concierge Favorites Awards

The Chicago Concierge Favorites Awards warms up the month of February by celebrating the best of the concierge community and their choices for Chicago’s best visitor hot spots. This Oscars style awards program offers sponsorship slots for businesses that want to show their appreciation for Chicago’s hard-working concierges.

The Chicago Concierge Favorites Awards celebrates Concierge Day in Chicago as Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot. This is the one and only event in Chicago where you can be in front of 500+ of Chicago’s top concierges. A significant portion of the proceeds of this directly benefits the National Concierge Association-Chicago Chapter (NCA) and the Chicago Hotel Concierge Association (CHCA).

On February 6, 2020, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago Concierge Favorites Awards. Click the video below to see it for yourself:

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Chicago Neighborhood Maps

Advertisers on Concierge Preferred’s Chicago Neighborhood Maps can directly target the guests staying within walking distance of their business or target visitors within a specific neighborhood that would benefit their business.

Spread the word digitally to maximize your investment, all ads purchased are also featured on! Now any concierge or tourist can access whatever neighborhood they are interested in. The mobile-friendly design will let you tell tourists they are just down the street from your door!


Concierge Ambassador Program, Research, and Marketing Services

Looking for more time to do what you’re good at, like running your business? Let the concierge relationship specialists kick start your concierge sales engine through various direct marketing and concierge relations programs including our:

  • Brand Evaluation and Concierge Ambassador Programs
  • Concierge Surveys
  • Concierge Focus Groups
  • Distribution of Marketing Materials
  • Targeted Email Marketing from a Trusted Source
  • And more

Digital Visitor Network

Reach Chicago’s Visitors On Their Phone, Tablet or Computer!

  • Reach visitors on apps and websites that are most important to them
  • Make sure your message is there when people are using their own devices to plan their trip
  • Disrupt visitor experiences to allow your company’s message to break through the clutter
  • Your ads will only appear when visitors are in their hotel, the airports, McCormick Place or major tourist attractions
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Chicago Planner Master Class

The original idea for the Planner Master Class Series came from exit research from the Hospitality & Tourism Summit, an annual event that brings together about 2,000 group meetings and, tourism and hospitality professionals for a full day of networking, education, and fun.

The research showed that Meeting and Event Planners, Wedding Planners, DMC’s, and Corporate Planners, were looking for more education and networking.  After 18 months of research, surveys, meetings, and planner focus groups, the Planner Master Class Series was born in 2018 in Chicago.

The Planner Master Class series is designed just for planners and features education, networking, resources, and fun, in one way, shape, or form.  We hold our events at some of the hottest venues in a city and get to sample outstanding food and drinks while networking as a result. Depending on the event, education ranges from more formal speakers and presentations to peer learning through round table discussions. Opportunities to build your network with industry peers and representatives from different venues and vendors range from full-on cocktail events to coffee breaks, roundtables, and transitional time.

Planner Master Class series by Ateema

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