The 2017 Illinois Tourism Innovation Hall tradeshow will take place all day on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Sign up now to participate! FIND OUT MORE
Illinois VolunTOURism Event
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 to the conference, at 1:00pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Per state figures, the tourism industry hosted more than 109.4 million visitors in 2014, a 3.5 increase over 2013. Those 2014 visitors reportedly generated more than $36.3 billion in travel expenditures for the state’s economy. In addition, state and local tax revenues generated from visitor spending rose to $2.7 billion in 2014, an increase of $133.8 million over 2013 figures. Visitor expenditures in 2014 directly supported more than 306,000 jobs, an increase of 5,000 new jobs for the year! LEARN MORE
2017 ILLINOIS GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Hosted by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism (IOT)