Orland Park will likely get help with marketing the village to tourists and potential business conventions from the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

A village board committee on Monday voted to recommend the full board approve a one-year agreement with the tourism bureau, under which Orland Park would share with the bureau hotel tax revenue it collects.

While the bureau receives a state grant — a little more than $1 million this year — it’s also required by the state to come up with matching funds to finance its operations. Currently, 21 Southland communities that levy a hotel tax are funding partners of the bureau, turning over a portion of what they collect to the Lansing-based bureau.

Orland Park levies a 4 percent tax, and the village has one hotel, Homewood Suites, with the village collecting about $98,000 annually. The village board is expected to vote on the agreement next month, and it calls for the village to turn over to the bureau a fourth of the tax revenue.

Along with marketing the region to tourists from outside the area, the bureau has staff that contacts business groups and other organizations, promoting the Southland as a potential site for meetings and large gatherings.

Because Orland Park doesn’t have staff to handle this task, the marketing agreement with the bureau would enable the village to take advantage of the “network and system they have in place and leverage that” to better promote the community, village manager Paul Grimes told trustees at Monday’s meeting.

By “bringing outside dollars” into the Southland, the bureau’s efforts benefit hotels, restaurants and other businesses by expanding their potential market, Sally Schlesinger, the bureau’s executive vice president, told trustees. For local hotel operators, the bureau’s marketing and lead-generation work provides them “a marketing arm they cannot afford themselves.”

If approved by the full board, the one-year agreement would take effect at the start of 2014. At the end of next year, the bureau would have to quantify to Orland officials how the village benefitted from the arrangement if it is to be considered for renewal, Grimes said.