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South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Tourism Luncheon to Take Place on May 4, 2016

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The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) is gearing up to celebrate National Tourism Week which runs May 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016. Each year they have events during that week that are directed toward the improvement of tourism in the Region and the celebration of all things unique along the South Shore.

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Explore the South Shore with the South Shore CVA

Web-Ad-600x500-2National Travel and Tourism Week falls on the first week of May (May 1 through May 7 this year), and Northwest Indiana has plenty to celebrate because we have a lot to offer the country that runs right along our beautiful South Shore.

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10 Staycations In NWI That You Have to Try This Year

10-NWI-StaycationsVacations are always a good idea. But then there’s the travel expenses, booking hotels, getting up and leaving your house at 2am so you don’t miss your flight at 5am, is the destination kid-friendly, and who’s going to watch the dog?

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South Shore Providing Direct Service to 2016 Chicago Auto Show


Suffering from cabin fever? In the market for a new car? Looking for that perfect accessory? Interested in the latest concept cars or innovative automotive technologies? Then the 2016 Chicago Auto Show is your destination! The largest auto show in the country will be held at McCormick Place February 13-21. Avoid unpredictable Chicago winter weather and take the South Shore Line.

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No Football this Weekend! Temperatures in the 40's! Let’s Get Out & Enjoy Chicago!

NICTD-square-ad-rectWere you planning on spending the weekend inside to work on projects, deep clean the house or snuggle under a blanket in front of the TV? Well, it’s time to change your plans! The Super Bowl teams have been selected and for the first time since August, it’s a FOOTBALL-FREE weekend! And to top it off, the weather will be unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 40ºs.

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Northwest Indiana Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week at Indiana Welcome Center

2015-SSCVATOURISM-1The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week on Wednesday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Regional officials and business and community leaders gathered for a luncheon and presentation on the state of national and regional tourism.

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Shady Creek Winery Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Shady Creek Winery TripAdvisor AwardShady Creek Winery, a family-owned craft winery, announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

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South Shore CVA Awarded Gold, Honorable Mention from Hermes Creative Awards

Rube_30_Years_SignThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority was recently recognized for the 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign and the Rube Goldberg Machine event video through two awards.

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South Shore CVA Celebrates Successful 2013

30-Stops-Collage30th anniversary, festivals highlighted throughout region

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority celebrated their 30 years of existence throughout 2013. In addition to the award winning {portage}

Indiana Welcome Center Expecting Three Millionth Visitor

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With a little more than 1,000 visitors left before hitting a major milestone, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be celebrating the three millionth visitor of the Indiana Welcome Center before the end of the week.

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Indiana Tourism Executive Director Mark Newman Talks Northern Indiana

What can people expect to find in Northern Indiana?

visit-indiana-1-rotMark Newman: Northern Indiana is home to the largest tourism attraction in our state: the dunes. It attracts roughly three million people a year. Everything sort of emanates from the dunes because the experiences the people are able to have once they've come to Northern Indiana and have that dunes experience they can have a truly fulfilling experience beyond it. Some of my favorite things, I love Talltree Arboretum, and I love the Songbird Bed and Breakfast.

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