You will have more opportunities to cruise aboard the Spirit of Peoria paddlewheel boat in 2012, according to the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  After its lone visit to the region last September, negotiations have produced an agreement to bring the authentic paddlewheeler to the area several times over the summer months next year, and that's just one of the things that has the CVB looking forward to 2012.

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That's agency spokesman Suzanne Halbrook. She says in addition to the coming events, new technology is just around the corner, with apps being developed for personal data devices to augment the tourist experience.