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Apr 26

Pheasant Run Resort Rallies in Support of Travel and Tourism Industry

APRIL 26, 2019 (ST CHARLES, IL)-Today Pheasant Run Resort announced a contest to help increase awareness of the impact travel and tourism have on the community of St Charles, IL.

Travel matters, and it improves St Charles, IL in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on local residents and visitors alike. Travel has the power to strengthen families, foster hometown pride, and build bridges that connect us with one another. This is vitally important now more than ever.

Pheasant Run Resort is taking submissions Monday, April 29th through Sunday, May 5th in the form of 100-word stories about why travel matters to you. These stories will be posted to facebook for online voting during National Travel and Tourism Week Monday, May 6th through Saturday, May 11th. The entry with the most votes at the end of the contest will win an overnight stay at Pheasant Run Resort.

The event is part of the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) May 5th-11th, 2019, which unites communities across the country to celebrate how travel matters to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.

The theme of this year's NTTW, "Travel Matters," highlights the innumerable ways in which travel makes up the fabric of Iowa's culture and economy. Each day of NTTW will celebrate a different facet of travel: the economy, new experiences, jobs, infrastructure, health benefits, hometown pride and how travel strengthens families.

"Just look at the numbers. Travel supports one in nine American jobs, including 337,100 jobs right here in Illinois," said Andy Tsikrikas, General Manager, Pheasant Run Resort. "This week, we are celebrating travel's powerful impact on our community. We're calling on everyone-from elected officials to all of our local friends and neighbors-to join us in saluting this important industry, and to support pro-travel legislation at the local, state, and national level."

From the St Charles History Museum to the Arcada Theatre, travel employs a diverse workforce in St Charles, IL:

  • 337,100 jobs are supported by travel and tourism in Illinois.
  • Travel and tourism generates $7.7 Billion in tax revenue for Illinois.
  • These local figures are an important part of travel's economic importance nationwide.
  • Travel is a $2.5 trillion industry in the U.S.
  • These visitors support 15.7 million American jobs-roughly 8.9 million direct travel jobs, and 6.8 million indirect jobs.
  • Travel-related spending generated $171 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue in 2018.

To learn more about Pheasant Run Resort's Travel Matters Contest, see official contest rules, and find out more about National Travel and Tourism Week 2019, please visit https://www.pheasantrun.com/travel-tourism-week.

ABOUT PHEASANT RUN RESORT

Pheasant Run Resort is one of the Midwest's largest resorts, located less than an hour from downtown Chicago in historic St. Charles, Illinois and within close proximity to all airports and transportation hubs. The resort features 293 spacious guest rooms, several restaurants, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, Zanies Comedy Club, Spa Vargas, and an 18-hole golf course. Pheasant Run Resort also offers 88,000 square feet of meeting space including 32 meeting rooms, an expo center, four distinct ballrooms, and a 320-seat tiered amphitheater. Pheasant Run is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group hostmark.com. For general information about the resort, call 630-584-6300 or visit pheasantrun.com.

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