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Illinois – Are you up for Amazing?

6th July 2018 - 5:00pm

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz) and Dee Burdock (American Holidays)

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz) and Dee Burdock (American Holidays)

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Senior Reporter Travelbiz) joined a sales mission from Illinois in the USA in the Dublin Writer’s Museum in Parnell Square to brush up on the myriad attractions of this lovely US State. Cory Jobe (Director of Illinois Office of Tourism) gave us a rousing and impassioned speech and encouraged visitors to explore the entire State – imagine discovering where the Mother Road (the iconic Route 66) meets the Great River Road National Scenic Byway – to enjoy historic sites, entertainment, fun photo ops and experience the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

 

This startling State is not all about the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Chicago, or its world class Art Gallery or its location on Lake Michigan, but so much more. Martina Coogan from United Airlines told us of the importance Chicago is as a hub with 16.4 million passengers travelling through annually. I’m definitely up for Illinois for a nostalgic slice of Americana. It’s not all about Chicago, ya know!


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Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz) and Dee Burdock (American Holidays)
Miriam Blumenthal (Director of Strategic Partnerships Dupage CVB) and Jacinta mc Glynn (Travelbiz)
Martina Coogan (United Airlines), Cory Jobe (Director Illinois Office of Tourism) and Jan Kemmerling (Deputy Director Illinois Office of Tourism).
Gail Orr (Rockford Club Cream Lace), Yolanda Fletcher (Illinois Office of Tourism UK), Gary Quinn (Irish Times) and Brett Stewar (Alton Club)
Dee Burdock (American Holidays), Mary Thomey (Illinois Office of Tourism) and Brett Stewar (Alton Club)
Tara Povey (Freelance), Leslie Graham (Unravel Travel) and Kellie Masterson (Freelance)
Jim Murty (Irish daily Mail) and Fiona Petitt (Cellett PR)
The Illinois Sales Mission
Part of the Illinois delegation with Dee Burdock (American Holidays)
The Illinois delegation
Robert Navarro (Heritage Corridor Route 66), John Hass (Director Great Rivers Country) and Roger Carmack (Executive Director Great Rivers Country)

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