Tourism

May 2-10
8:28 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Epic Iowa Road Trip

Epic Iowa Road Trip
Credit www.traveliowa.com

A tour bus is traveling Iowa to promote one of the state's growing industries.

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Disney's Communication Course
11:33 am
Mon April 14, 2014

WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth'

The Disney World Communication Culture 2013 class at Disney World.
Credit David Zanolla

Disney World isn’t just a vacation destination. Some students from Western Illinois University will be visiting the amusement parks to satisfy a class requirement.

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Downtown Survey Continues
7:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Burlington's "Rolling Tourism"

Burlington's "Rolling Billboard"

Burlington is part of a new “Rolling Billboard” tourism campaign.

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Great Year for Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue
6:29 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding

Keokuk is putting more money into tourism efforts as the city council has agreed to boost funding for the Convention and Tourism Bureau by $7,000.

The increase would bring the total for the current fiscal year to $140,000.

Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger requested the increase based on Keokuk’s last fiscal year being its best ever when it comes to hotel-motel tax revenue.

He says the tax generated $276,000, which is up from the projected total of $260,000.

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Burlington Steamboat Days
10:53 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Emphasis – June 8

An aerial view of one night of Burlington Steamboat Days in 2010.
  • Russ Brown and Scott Smith on BSD 2012

Jason Parrott’s guests are Russ Brown and Scott Smith, who are members of the Burlington Steamboat Days Committee. 

Brown is currently serving as President while Smith is the Vice President for Marketing.

Burlington Steamboat Days American Music Festival is a week-long event that takes place in the parking lot of Memorial Auditorium, along the Mississippi River.

The main stage will be open Tuesday-Sunday, which such artists as Blake Shelton, Twisted Sister and Alice Cooper.

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