Tourism en WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth' <p>Disney World isn’t just a vacation destination. Some students from Western Illinois University will be visiting the amusement parks to satisfy a class requirement. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:33:29 +0000 Emily Boyer 51508 at WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth' Burlington's "Rolling Tourism" <p>Burlington is part of a new “Rolling Billboard” tourism campaign. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:00:39 +0000 Jason Parrott 36663 at Burlington's "Rolling Tourism" Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding <p>Keokuk is putting more money into tourism efforts as the city council has agreed to boost funding for the Convention and Tourism Bureau by $7,000.</p><p>The increase would bring the total for the current fiscal year to $140,000.</p><p>Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger requested the increase based on Keokuk&rsquo;s last fiscal year being its best ever when it comes to hotel-motel tax revenue.</p><p>He says the tax generated $276,000, which is up from the projected total of $260,000.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:29:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 18671 at Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding Emphasis – June 8 <p>Jason Parrott&rsquo;s guests are Russ Brown and Scott Smith, who are members of the Burlington Steamboat Days Committee.&nbsp;</p><p>Brown is currently serving as President while Smith is the Vice President for Marketing.</p><p>Burlington Steamboat Days American Music Festival is a week-long event that takes place in the parking lot of Memorial Auditorium, along the Mississippi River.</p><p>The main stage will be open Tuesday-Sunday, which such artists as Blake Shelton, Twisted Sister and Alice Cooper.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:53:28 +0000 Jason Parrott 16426 at Emphasis – June 8 Fort Madison Looking at Tourism Regionally <p>The Fort Madison City Council created a special committee to hand out the city&rsquo;s hotel/motel tax revenue to specific events or organizations.</p><p>The promotion of tourism, though, does not fall on the committee.&nbsp; It is handled by Fort Madison Partners.</p><p>That organization is an umbrella group that includes the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, the Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission, and Fort Madison Economic Development Corporation.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 13:35:30 +0000 Jason Parrott 15899 at Fort Madison Looking at Tourism Regionally