Henry County, Illinois (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
After a fever-pitched buzz, it was announced Henry County along with Blackhawk Waterways, Freeport/Stephenson, and Galena/Jo Daviess Convention and Visitors Bureau won the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Cooperative Partnership during the recent Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
The Blackhawk Waterways CVB is the creator of this self-guided tour, Trail of Terror. What was once a four county promotional effort has grown to an 11 county regional tourism promotion throughout Northwest Illinois covering Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago, and Whiteside counties during the months of September and October. It features fall events, festivals, cemetery tours, haunts, and wineries. The regional promotion includes a brochure, website, print, internet and social media marketing.
Cathy Foes, HCTB director said, “The HCTB is always open to marketing collectively within the region to offer affordable co-op opportunities for our fall events and small businesses to promote themselves. It was a win-win for our members; I never dreamed we would win an Illinois Tourism Excellence Award.” Twelve categories were judged by a panel of marketing and tourism professionals on clarity of message, creativity, originality, and the project’s overall success.
Take a trip this fall on the award winning Trail of Terror with haunts, corn mazes, pumpkin patches; fall festivals and wineries will await adventurous souls to follow the trails of frightening fun. To learn more visit: http://www.trail-of-terror.com. If you are interested in promoting your 2013 event or business contact Henry County Tourism Director, Cathy Foes at 309-761-8473.