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May 21, 2018 - Advantage News

Illinois Tourism Top Last Year's Totals - by Staff

Visitors to Illinois hit an all-time high in 2017, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced. Nearly 114 million people traveled to the state last year to Enjoy Illinois and give a $1.1 billion boost to the state’s economy.

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May 20, 2018 - The Telegraph

'Royal Wedding Effect' Will See Tourism Boom for Windsor - by Laura Donnelly

Windsor is expected to see a surge in tourists as a result of the Royal Wedding, with the beautiful surroundings capturing imaginations across the world.

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May 7, 2018 - Travel Agent Central

HTA: Volcanic Activity Has Little Impact on Hawaii's Tourism Areas - by Staff

The Hawaii Tourism Authority issued a news release over the weekend announcing that all of the Hawaiian Islands remain unaffected by recent volcanic activity, except for a remote area on the east side of Hawaii Island. 

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A record number of tourists injected $22.7 billion into the Los Angeles County economy last year, countering fears that a strong dollar and tough rhetoric from the White House might scare off international tourists.

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While some of the rhetoric around trade tariffs on China has died down over the last couple of weeks, the prospect of a trade war has not. On April 18, China imposed preliminary antidumping tariffs of 178.6 percent on sorghum, a crop used to make alcohol and biofuels, while President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on $150 billion worth of goods on everything from solar panels to aircraft to cars remains on the table.

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