2012 Illinois Travel Guide now available
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[April 03, 2012]
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism, announced
Monday that the 2012 Illinois Travel Guide is now available to
consumers. The all-new guide combines a newsstand magazine look and
feel with the practical information visitors expect from a travel
In addition to statewide listings, the guide's features bring
whimsical information and interesting sites to life, including:
"Illinois by the
Numbers" -- Travelers can find out how many grape varietals are
grown in vineyards across the state, how many feet the Willis
Tower soars above Chicago and much more.
"Happy Trails" --
Provides consumers with insights on unique experiences
throughout the state. From chocolate to chili, golf to wine,
visitors can pick their passion. Add the state's seven scenic
byways, and travelers have even more reasons to get on the road.
"Let's Eat!" --
The guide's food feature captures the quintessential flavors of
Illinois. Signature pizzas and award-winning chefs are known far
and wide, but Illinois' farm-to-table offerings may surprise
even the most discerning palate.
Time" -- Takes readers on an expedition through statewide
historic sites, museums and the era of the open road preserved
along Route 66.
"Presidential Paths" -- Illinois, the
Land of Lincoln, offers amazing attractions for history
enthusiasts. Along with Abraham Lincoln, three other U.S.
presidents have called Illinois home.
"We are pleased to offer consumers a brand-new travel guide,"
said Jan Kostner, deputy director of the Illinois Office of Tourism.
"It's always exciting to show the variety of things to do and see
throughout the state, and our travel guide is a great showcase for
that. We're confident that visitors will find so much to do and see
that they will stay longer and enjoy even more of Illinois this
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The new travel guide highlights the top attractions across the
state by four regional sections, where visitors can find the
activities and accommodations to plan their ideal Illinois getaway.
The new guide also integrates with the Enjoy Illinois mobile app and
bring immediate travel resources to visitors. A digital edition and
tablet app give travelers more options to plan their trip to
To view, download or order a free copy of the 2012 Illinois
Travel guide, visit
www.enjoyillinois.com or call 1-800-2CONNECT to order a copy.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
Illinois Office of Tourism, manages industry efforts that result in
sustainable and significant economic and quality-of-life benefits
for Illinois residents.
Illinois Office of Tourism
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