Visit Lake County is celebrating National Tourism Week this week to promote the power of travel. The goal is recognize the economic, cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism.
Lake County ranks third in Illinois travel expenditures behind Cook and Dupage Counties with visitors spending over $1 Billion, 10,090 Tourism related jobs, $23.3 million in local tax receipts and $59.4 million in state taxes in 2010.
In a preview to the Visit Lake County upcoming Summer Campaign to promote Lake County, a one minute teaser video (http://youtu.be/jl32OJhF7Fg) was released of Marketing Manager, Anthony Haag enjoying a few rides around Lake County. Visit Lake County will continue the tag line from last year, “Let the Ride Take You”, and this video shows 13 rides around the county. Visit Lake County will release a new video before the summer travel season showcasing 30 rides in under 3 minutes. “Tourism is a powerful economic engine in Lake County, and this video will wet viewers appetites on all the different rides they can experience on their summer getaway,” said Anthony Haag, Visit Lake County Marketing Manager.