Being a member has it's benefits

A membership with ILLINOISouth Tourism means you are getting the most out of every dollar you spend on advertising. From newspaper and radio ads, to billboards and brochures, ILLINOISouth Tourism helps its members create marketing plans, develop content and reach the perfect audience for their attractions, facilities, and events.

Membership Benefits

Each membership level has a specific set of of benefits including marketing assistance, promotional placements and discounts on advertising in our publications.

Media Buy Discounts

Our team can help produce promotional materials, including billboards, print, radio and television ads, brochures, rack cards, etc. Pricing is based on the size and scope of the project. We offer a bid services for printing and production. Our leverage buy discounts are passed along to you, as well as financial assistance, creating maximum savings for your advertising projects.

Web Links

Only members are featured on our website and linked every time they are mentioned.

Digital Marketing Referrals

Priority Mentions on our Social Media, Blog, and Newsletter.

Leads and Referrals

Leads from trade shows, regional advertising, Illinois Office of Tourism and other sources are shared with members. We refer visitors for lodging, entertainment, eateries, meeting and sports facilities, etc.

Discounts on ILLINOISouth Advertising

Our members receive discounts on their print advertising in the Tourism Times and Visitors Guide.

“From design to distribution, the Bureau guided us through the entire process, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results!”

Sue Spargo, Community Relations & Tourism Coordinator - City of Columbia

Membership Roster

How to Become a Member

Our membership levels range from $225 to $35,000 based on your intended annual marketing spend. For more information on what level would be best for your organization, please contact us today.

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There is something for everyone in our territory. Sailing at Carlyle Lake, relaxing with a glass of wine or learn more about the past are just a few things to keep you busy while you’re here.


Find somewhere to rest your head in ILLINOISouth. Whether it is a popular hotel or a quaint bed and breakfast you will find somewhere great to take a load off.


Events and festivals are always in season in ILLINOISouth. Check out our event calendar to see things happening near you while you are visiting.