Lynn Hunt

Natalie Spahn / WVIK News

"People, partnership, and personality." Those are the three things the new head of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says will drive the organization. This morning, the bureau's board of directors introduced Dave Herrell, from Jacksonville, Florida, as the new President and CEO of the organization. / John Deere

More visitors spent more money in the Illinois Quad Cities last year. The Illinois Office of Tourism recently released its statistics for 2017. Last year, people who visited Rock Island County contributed more than $223 million to the local economy, an increase of 2.7% compared to 2016.

Hunt Takes Over at QCCVB

May 30, 2018
Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

A staff member will serve as head of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau after Joe Taylor steps down. Wednesday the board of the bureau announced it has appointed Lynn Hunt as the Interim President and CEO.

Tourism Summer Preview

May 9, 2018
Planet Funk

Marines, grocers, and fire chiefs will all help boost the Quad Cities economy this summer. They're among the many groups scheduled to hold conventions, tournaments, and meetings here.

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Summer tourism in the Quad Cities generally depends on sporting events and music festivals, but not this year. The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says 13 business-related conferences will be held here in June, and will bring in at least 25-hundred visitors.Lynn Hunt, from the bureau, says this year, there have already been 32 percent more conferences and meetings in the Quad Cities. And, the events this month should boost the economy by about one-million-dollars.