The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and The Illinois Council of Convention & Visitor Bureaus invites you to become a sponsor of the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism.
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.
At the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism we will hear from many of our sponsors, as they share their insights, viewpoints, vision and predictions for the future of tourism in Illinois. We thank them all for their innovation and determination to succeed.
Our sponsors provide the momentum and resources necessary to make the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism an overwhelming success each year. In turn, they grab the attention of 400+ tourism professionals from Illinois and the surrounding states, gain access to our coveted conference database, and become recognized as an industry leader in front of their peers.