The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau says tourism numbers continue to be encouraging, and foreign visitors still play a big part in that. The bureau welcomes travel writers to the Riverbend on a regular basis, and more are coming over the next few weeks.
Brett Stawar, CVB President, tells The Big Z there will be one writer in town this weekend from the United Kingdom.
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Stawar says travel writers have been steadily visiting the Riverbend as a result of information forwarded to them by the CVB, and locally produced travel articles have been accepted by national and international publications.