More than 125 travel journalists from around North America will visit Rockford next year as part of Travel Media Showcase 2013. The tradeshow is expected to fill approximately 1,000 hotel room nights and bring in more than $100,000 for the local economy.
"These are people who influence the travel patterns and perceptions of cities. Now we have the opportunity to show first-hand what we have accomplished and the future we are headed toward." -Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President/CEO John Groh
The event is scheduled for August 20-23, 2013. According to the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, journalists at the conference will represent media outlets including Fox News Travel, Golf Vacations Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Midwest Living, Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal.
Previous host cities:
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Kansas City, Mo.
Palm Springs, Calif.
(Audio includes comments from RACVB President/CEO John Groh)