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Early Bird Registration Ends Sept. 20 for Tourism Conference

The Missouri Division of Tourism will host the 2019 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism Oct. 8-10 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference will feature expert speakers and exciting social events to enhance your networking opportunities with top leaders and innovators. Attending is a great way to connect with the Missouri tourism […]
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Workshop on Telling Your Destination’s Story set for Nov. 6

The Missouri Travel Alliance presents “Your Story!” from 9:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Nov. 6 at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Columbia. Some of the sessions for this workshop will include: Finding Your Story: Identifying Characters and Stories that Deserve Attention – Whether you’re at CVB, attraction or something else, the distinct people and places that make […]
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Plan to Attend Missouri Group Travel Exchange

Mark your calendar and plan now to join your tourism industry colleagues at the 2020 Missouri Group Travel Exchange. The 2020 event is April 27-29 at the Drury Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Cape Girardeau. The exchange will bring professional group travel planners and tourism industry suppliers together for a networking, educational and business […]
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CVB Hiring a Content Coordinator

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking to hire a Content Coordinator who will be responsible for creating and curating content for online marketing programs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned as required. Creates high-quality written content for, the CVB blog and social media channels. Updates existing content as needed. With the […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports. Some of those events are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in […]
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CVB Works to Bring Positive Media Attention to the City

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau works year-round to generate positive media coverage for the city as a travel destination. The public relations team conducts press tours for media visiting the city, answers questions about Springfield and the surrounding area for media, pitches stories to a variety of media outlets, distributes news releases about the […]
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Ad Sales End Soon for 2020 Visitors Guide

Advertising sales end soon for the 2020 Visitors Guide so don’t delay if your marketing efforts include targeting visitors to the city. A variety of businesses advertise in Convention & Visitors Bureau publications, on the website and at the tourist information center and Expo Center. It’s a great way to reach out to visitors who […]
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Gold Wing 42 Coming to Springfield in 2020

The Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today that Wing Ding 42, the Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s 42nd annual motorcycle rally, will be in Springfield June 30-July 4, 2020. The event is expected to bring more than 7,000 visitors to the city and they’re expected to spend about $2 million while here, said Tracy Kimberlin, […]
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History Museum on the Square Opens

After years of work and anticipation, a new history museum is open in Springfield. Visitors to the new History Museum on the Square are transported into the rich tapestry of southwest Missouri’s history told through interactive exhibits, video and photography and a treasure trove of artifacts. The museum that opened Aug. 8 has more than […]
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Let’s Go to the Circus and Circus and Circus and…

Shoppers at Battlefield Mall will have a chance to see 25 circuses at the same time Aug. 15-18. That’s because miniature circus exhibits will be on display at the mall while the Circus Model Builders 2019 Annual Convention is taking place in Springfield. The convention is the 58th for the organization and the second to […]
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