• Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast. Dynamic, thought-provoking breakout sessions included topics like pitching your destination to the media, secrets to better selling and creating a video marketing strategy. On Tuesday evening, a networking after-party at the SNL Experience inside Museum of Broadcast Communications was a hit.  

Local associations partner to create their own futuristic fun world at the 18th Annual N.I.C.E Awards.

 

Crafted by award-winning bartender and spirits professional Peter Vestinos, this refreshing summer sipper—a gin and tonic at its heart—has been artfully infused by the spirits and flavors of Greece and the country’s cuisine. “The Chareau liqueur provides Mediterranean flavors of cucumber, mint, and lemon and the Verino Mastiha integrates a signature herbal resin flavor, while the cardamom adds a unique earthy and exotic note,” says Vestinos.

 

Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.