Excellence in Tourism Awards

2017 Excellence in Tourism Award Recipients

The 2017 awards were presented Monday, March 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Springfield, Illinois. Please select this link  to read more about the conference and awards.

Friends of Tourism
  • Justin Blandford and Roger Carmack
Best in Show
  • Shed Aquarium
Best Leisure Collateral
  • Division A - Visit Galena
  • Division B - Great Rivers Country
Best Social Media Marketing
  • Division A: Shedd Aquarium
  • Division B: Ottawa Visitors Center
Best Cooperative Partnership
  • Division A: Visit Lake County
  • Division B: Galesburg Area CVB
Best Branding Initiative
  • Division A: Rockford Area CVB
  • Division B: Promote Woodstock
Best Website
  • Division A: Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB
Best Visitors Publication
  • Division A: Greater St. Charles CVB
  • Division B: Visit McHenry County
Best Event or Festival
  • Division A: TIE - Visit Galena and Navy Pier
  • Division B: City of Waterloo
Best Tourism Marketing Campaign
  • Division A: TIE - Navy Pier and Rockford Area CVB
  • Division B: Ottawa Visitors Center