• ACCESS Destination Services Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

     
    POSTED August 31, 2016
     

Once again, ACCESS Destination Services in Chicago has made Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private companies. Each year, Inc. ranks the fastest-growing companies, and ACCESS is one of the few destination management companies that has made the list four years running.

“As an almost 50-year old company, it’s very exciting and an honor to be recognized among some of the newest and fastest growing companies in the country,” says ACCESS CEO Christopher Lee. “Being one of the only DMCs to make the list for four consecutive years is the result of our commitment to serving our clients as our industry continues to evolve.”

Adding more fuel to their success, ACCESS was also named a Top 25 DMC by Special Events Magazine for the 12th consecutive year. ACCESS serves more than 100 destinations throughout 30 countries.

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.