The tourism industry in Illinois is back and better than ever with record-breaking hotel revenues and growing visitor numbers. From museums in our lively city of Chicago to the beautiful hiking trails in southern Illinois, we have it all.

Illinois Tourism Booming Post-COVID, ‘Middle of Everything’ Campaign Successful

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — The tourism industry is booming in Illinois. State leaders announced Monday that Illinois hotels made $308 million during Fiscal Year 2023. Gov. JB Pritzker said that is the highest hotel revenue numbers in state history.

111 million people visited Illinois during 2022 and spend a whopping $44 billion. That total represents 14 million more travelers spending an additional $12 billion more than Illinois grossed during 2021.

“More tourism means millions of new visitors exploring all the amazing things that our state and city have to offer, supporting small businesses and local economies along the way,” Pritzker said during a press conference in Chicago.