Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Chicago — February 26, 2022

Locations in this article:  Chicago, IL
This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from the Sheraton Grand in Chicago — in my book America’s biggest, best, most underrated city. Dylan Thuras, Founder of Atlas Obscura, explains how the shift to remote work is fundamentally changing how we think about travel and vacation and why people are more ready to commit to their dream trips. Then a fascinating story from Kwabena Baah Donkor. He first came to the U.S. from Ghana, and he then worked for two years driving a yellow cab in New York City. Today, he’s the Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and he talks about his research on passenger behavior including who are the best and worst tippers. There are some real surprises. Lisa Timbo, Area General Manager for Marriott in Chicago, stops by to talk about the windy city’s recovery from COVID and how and where travel is rebounding. And Jessica Mlinaric, Author of Secret Chicago and Chicago Scavenger, shares some of Chicago’s must-see hidden gems. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.