Formed in 1987, the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and marketing the area as a visitor destination.
The goal of the AACVB is to enhance the economic and environmental well-being of our region compromised of 10 municipalities: Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove, and Yorkville. The AACVB aggressively promotes the area as an overnight destination and increases visitor awareness and expenditures for the maximum economic benefit of our tourism partners.
Since 1987, the AACVB has grown to include 10 communities in Kane, Kendall, Will and DuPage counties, which collectively offer nearly 1,100 hotel rooms and hundreds of entertainment, dining, shopping, arts and cultural options for visitors to enjoy and experience. The Aurora area, only 37 miles west of Chicago, anchors the scenic Fox River Valley. As the crossroads of big-city action and country charm, it is also one of Illinois’s most vibrant regions.
The AACVB has three primary responsibilities:
- To encourage groups to hold meetings, conventions, tradeshows, sporting events and group travel in the 10 area communities;
- To assist these groups with meeting preparations in advance of their arrival and also while their meeting or event is in progress; and
- To encourage individual visitors and groups to visit and enjoy the historic, cultural, retail, dining and recreational opportunities this destination offers.
AACVB does not actually organize meetings, conventions and sporting events. It does, however, help meeting planners, tournament directors and visitors discover the destination and area attractions and make the best possible use of all the services and facilities the destination has to offer.
To visit the Visitors Bureau website, go to EnjoyAurora.com.
Or visit the State of Illinois’ tourism website at http://www.enjoyillinois.com.