Each May the tourism and hospitality industry comes together to celebrate the power of travel. We have a lot to celebrate.

Governor Pat Quinn recently announced that Illinois welcomed more than 103.5 million U.S. residents to the state in 2013, the largest number of domestic visitors to Illinois ever and the third consecutive year of record-breaking numbers. Our local figures will not be out until later this summer however, it's exciting to see tourism continue to grow for the State of Illinois.