National Tourism Week is wrapping up, and tourism officials in Illinois have been taking advantage of the increased attention to try and guide more people to the various attractions around the state.  Illinois Office of Tour Deputy Director Deputy Director Jan Hoelzle says for the first time, they ran a national ad campaign touting Illinois as a great place to visit.

She says social media is also playing a big role in this and other promotions.

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The state also launched the Magnificent Stuff Happens Here promotion, encouraging families to share their photos, short videos and stories of fun things they like to do and places they like to visit in Illinois.  Click on the link at this story at for a link to their website.

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