Forget Paris, more and more travelers are making Illinois their vacation destination. State officials just announced figures show 9% more leisure visitors came to Illinois last year compared with 2005, rounding the number up to about 72 million.
Tourism representatives stopped in Rockford today to discuss marketing strategies for our area, they stressed how much revenue tourism can actually bring.
Some new things tourism reps are doing to attract visitors, there's a revised Illinois travel guide and a spring launch of the seven wonders of Illinois.
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