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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
 
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Campaign designed to encourage visitors to extend their stay in Illinois wins best integrated marketing award at U.S. Travel’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations The Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism’s ‘Find Something More’ campaign received the U.S. Travel Association’s Mercury Award for best integrated marketing campaign at the 2016 Educational Seminar for […]

 
 
Monday, March 28, 2016
 
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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois travel professionals and national tourism industry leaders gathered in Springfield March 21 through March 23 for the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism. The annual conference brings together state leaders, travel experts and other special guests to showcase innovative ideas for promoting travel. Special guests at this year’s conference included Illinois […]

 
 
Thursday, February 25, 2016
 
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ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE RETURNS TO SPRINGFIELD More than 400 Illinois tourism leaders, partners and elected officials to convene in Springfield March 21 – 23 to learn latest industry and marketing trends Chicago – The state’s premier gathering of tourism industry professionals will return to Springfield for the first time in nearly a decade, March 21st […]

 
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
 
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Included in every Full Registration, experience the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This award winning immersive museum is a combination of scholarship and showmanship, that follows the fate of America’s 16th president. Share the joys and sorrows of a family, and of a nation.  In our holographic presentation, Ghosts of the Library, our Lincoln […]

 
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
 
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We invite Illinois tourism-related organizations to enter the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards. The awards honor innovative tourism marketing initiatives that promote the outstanding destinations, attractions and events throughout the State of Illinois. The winning entries will be announced at the Awards Ceremony dinner which is Monday night, March 21, 2016. The winning entries will […]

 
 
Friday, January 8, 2016
 
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Illinois VolunTourism (IVT) is a volunteer opportunity for tourism organizations and their partners across our state. IVT is a chance to come together by donating our time and giving back to the areas and historic attractions that make Illinois the great tourism destination that it is. The IVT event will be held a day prior […]

 
 
Monday, July 27, 2015
 
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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM KICKS OFF ITS ANNUAL TOURISM ROADSHOW Tourism officials share local travel economic impact numbers, a brand new travel magazine and ‘Illinois Made’ initiative during annual week-long statewide tour CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism is celebrating a 4th consecutive year of record-breaking tourism […]

 
 
Monday, September 8, 2014
 
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The 2014 Mercury Awards recognize members for excellence and creative accomplishment in state destination marketing and promotion; and inspire, through showcasing outstanding work, the continued development of imaginative and exciting marketing and promotional programs. The Illinois Office of Tourism wins the Best Social Media Campaign for their work on #MiniAbe’s Big Night Out. Read more […]

 
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
 
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Direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers totaled $621.4 billion in 2013. Spending on leisure travel generated $91.9 billion in tax revenue. More than 3 out of 4 domestic trips taken are for leisure purposes (78%). U.S. residents logged 1.6 billion person-trips* for leisure purposes in 2013. Top leisure travel activities for […]

 
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
 
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Direct spending on business travel by domestic and international travelers, including expenditures on meetings, events and incentive programs (ME&I), totaled $266.5 billion in 2013. ME&I travel accounted for $105.4 billion of all business travel spending. U.S. residents logged 452 million person-trips* for business purposes in 2013, with 24% for meetings and events. For every dollar […]