AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

Ahead of a winter season with above-normal temperatures and more rain than snow, according to the latest forecast from the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2018’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations report as well as accompanying videos to sup

Quad Cities – New bicycles have arrived for the start of the season for bike rentals the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau announces today.

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) is currently the only organization renting bicycles in the area.  The new TREK® bicycles are available to rent by the hour or the day at the QCCVB’s three downtown visitor centers in Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island.

IDOT hosts kickoff event to construction season at Jane Byrne Interchange

CHICAGO (Apr. 10, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner joined state and federal transportation officials today to kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week in Illinois. He’s urging drivers to slow down and give workers adequate space as construction season ramps up.

CHICAGO (Mar. 14, 2018) — The Illinois Bicentennial Commission today released its first video commercial promoting the state’s 200th birthday. The :30 second spot is the center point of a statewide multimedia campaign named after the theme of the yearlong celebration: BORN, BUILT & GROWN in Illinois.

Today the Board of Directors of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that Joe Taylor, President & CEO, will retire from the bureau, effective December 31, 2018.

Rita Vargas, Scott County Recorder, received notice in the New Orleans Passport Center Newsletter informing the public of changes to the issuance of U.S. Passports. Beginning this month, passport applicants who have been certified as having a seriously delinquent federal tax debt totaling more than $50,000 (including interest and penalties) may be denied issuance of a U.S. passport and may have any currently valid U.S. passport revoked.

Quad Cities – The New Year means new items for the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB).  The QCCVB announced today the launch of their new 2018 Activity Guide in both print and online versions, and a new website at that showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the Quad Cities along with information on the QCCVB and its work in the tourism industry.  This new website is in addition to the already popular

Quad Cities – The sales efforts of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) will pump $11 Million of new business into the local community in 2018.  This local economic impact from tourism comes directly from the conventions, group tours, and sporting events booked to stay in the Quad Cities.

‘Give Them Distance’ promotes Move Over law awareness, compliance

SCHILLER PARK (Dec. 6, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is teaming up with Illinois safety leaders to drive home the importance of the state’s Move Over law.