The Power of People and Travel
TimeZoneOne produces the annual conference for Illinois’ tourism industry. Every year, we aspire to curate a compelling content rich event, relevant to the diverse and dynamic businesses hosting and entertaining Illinois visitors. Destination marketing experts, Daniel and Mary explain why this event is one of the highlights of the TimeZoneOne year.
Celebrating Excellence in Tourism
From our oldest jeans to our best bib and tucker for the Excellence in Tourism Awards. The awards are one of the high points of the event, and we’re proud to have grown entries, year on year on year.
As destination marketers, we find the awards hugely inspiring. We love seeing what the CVBs and tourism businesses around the State are doing to promote Illinois to visitors.
The success of the Conference is measured by three metrics, innovation, growth in attendance and award entries, and attendee engagement, and we’re happy that we’ve managed to deliver on all fronts.
One of our core values as an organization is to lead and educate, so we’re proud and grateful to partner with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to produce an event that celebrates and invests in the inspiring Illinois tourism industry.
TimeZoneOne is proud to help The Magnificent Mile promote The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Created by The Magnificent Mile community for the people of Chicago, the Festival is a holiday tradition attended by a million people, and a live TV spectacle, shown nationwide.
The first stage of a traveler’s decision-making journey is “dream”. They need to be inspired with something that gives them a taste of a destination. Coming up with new ways to do that is a challenge—but we found a winner when we brought a little of Route 66 to London’s Regent Street Motor Show.
On August 21, 2017, nearly 200,000 people traveled to Southern Illinois to experience total darkness in the middle of the day. It was the first solar eclipse in nearly 40 years, and NASA identified the Carbondale area and the village of Makanda as the best place to see it!