Southland celebrates National Tourism Day
In photo (L-R): Jim Garrett, CDME, President/CEO, Chicago Southland CVB; Stuart Layne, Executive Director, Illinois Bicentennial; Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam; Richton Park Mayor Rick Reinbold; and SSMMA Executive Director Kristi DeLaurentiis/Photo courtesy of CSCVB
The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau held a National Tourism Day Reception honoring the state’s Bicentennial Celebration on May 2 at their offices in Lansing. Tourism brings people to our state to experience all that makes us proud to be from Illinois. According to the CSCVB, in 2016 visitors spent more than $38 billion offsetting taxes for residents in the region.