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  • Illinois struggles to get St. Louis tourists to cross the river

    With the number of travel websites up, St. Louis is a hotspot, but Illinois attractions rarely show up on lists of things to do around St. Louis. Jon Weaving, of Illinois South Tourism, talks about this challenge for metro-east tourism officials, who have been fighting the physical and psychological barrier created by the Mississippi River for decades.

With the number of travel websites up, St. Louis is a hotspot, but Illinois attractions rarely show up on lists of things to do around St. Louis. Jon Weaving, of Illinois South Tourism, talks about this challenge for metro-east tourism officials, who have been fighting the physical and psychological barrier created by the Mississippi River for decades. snagy@bnd.com
With the number of travel websites up, St. Louis is a hotspot, but Illinois attractions rarely show up on lists of things to do around St. Louis. Jon Weaving, of Illinois South Tourism, talks about this challenge for metro-east tourism officials, who have been fighting the physical and psychological barrier created by the Mississippi River for decades. snagy@bnd.com

There’s lots to do in the metro-east. So, why is it overlooked by St. Louis tourists?

September 11, 2017 7:00 AM