Posts Tagged ‘Tourism’
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what’s billed as the “World’s Largest Bottle of Catsup” was not an option.
CHICAGO (AP) — State numbers show the number of international visitors to Illinois last year grew by 3 percent, to 2.2 million.
Members of the Knox County Tourism Council have been working to bring in more people to the city.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — There are plans to build a tourism center in McLean County focusing on the area’s Route 66 history and Abraham Lincoln heritage.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — City leaders in Peoria are talking about trying to bring a World War II-era U.S. Navy vessel to the city’s waterfront as a tourist attraction.
The Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau took a trip to Springfield to lobby elected representatives on tourism.
The State of Illinois collects a six percent lodging tax which is then allocated – Galesburg is among the beneficiaries.
We may only be one and a half months into 2014, but the Knox County Tourism Council is happy with how the year is shaping up.
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois town’s record-holding covered wagon will undergo repairs after being damaged by strong winds last week.