The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is annually recognized as an industry leader at the Illinois Governor's Conference on Tourism.  The annual event, which is scheduled for next week in Rosemont, honors convention and visitor's bureaus from around the state.  The Alton CVB is a contender for awards in several different categories, as is normally the case.

Agency spokesman Jong Cambron says the competition is getting tougher each year, so they have to get more creative with their promotions.

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More than 500 tourism industry professionals from around the state will attend the conference that features an assortment of speakers and panelists showcasing ideas for moving the Illinois tourism industry forward.

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