The Excellence in Tourism Awards are presented annually at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism, which is co-hosted by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism (DCEO/IOT) and the Illinois Destinations Association (IDA). Each year, information about the categories and the entry form are published on the conference website. Divisions within categories are based on budget size.
Distinguished Tourism Leadership Award for 2020 to Jim Reilly. View Jim’s tribute video