The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau kicked off the summer travel season yesterday during an event at the Argosy Casino Music Hall.   The CVB focused on new marketing campaigns and promoted a new Hampton Inn for Alton and the remodeling of the Atrium Hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn.

The Hampton Inn directly behind the Best Western Parkway Plus, and in front of the Kohl’s on the Homer Adams Parkway, and should open sometime next year.  Alton CVB President Brett Stawar said restaurant week will return in July:

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The CVB also kicked off a new social media campaign called #Explore Great Rivers, including a new promotional video.  Find a link to the video and more on local travel at



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