How to Get Involved with National Travel & Tourism Week

The Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to participate in the 2014 National Travel & Tourism Week! We have assembled a line-up of events and social media Printpromotions to get all the Elgin Area businesses involved. If you see something you are interested in participating in or have an idea of something else we can do, please email Krisilee Murphy at

Restaurant and Attraction Discounts
We are asking all restaurants and attractions to offer a special from Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 11. We will send out multiple email blasts to our leisure market list, post these on our blog and social media outlets. Any discount over 15% is applicable but the better the deal the more people will use it. Please send all discounts to Krisilee by Wednesday, April 23rd.

Best of Contest
We will be posting a question on our social media outlets and encouraging our followers to pick their favorite. A couple of the topics we have decided on so far include: Best Place to Grab a Drink After Work and Best Place to Grab Coffee in the Morning. We will be adding more and are open to your suggestions. Please feel free to gather your fans to vote as well. These answers will be made in to lists that will be used in future marketing campaigns and the 2015 Visitor Guide!

Window Decal Giveaway
We have ordered window decals that support the theme of National Travel & Tourism Week. We encourage any business in the Elgin Area to stop by our office to pick one up or ask they drop one off. The more decals we can get out the better! Every Convention & Visitors Bureau in the state is participating in this giveaway, so lets see if we can get the most out. Keep in mind these do not have dates, so you can keep them up all year.

Social Media Posts
The Elgin Area CVB will be posting numerous tourism fact related posts throughout the week. We ask that you like and share our posts or even ask for them a head of time. If you want to be able to post the stats to your accounts we are happy to share.

7th Annual Tourism Luncheon
Help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary and Kick-Off National Travel & Tourism Week for the State of Illinois. Our luncheon will be held on Monday, May 5th at the Grand Victoria Casino from 11am-1pm. We will be giving away “Friends of Tourism” awards and be bringing back our amazing menu!

Coffee Before Work
We will get up early to make sure there is warm coffee for everyone! Stop by our office on the way to work for a quick cup of coffee and to say hello. Friday, May 9th More details to follow.