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Missouri Tourism Award Recipients Include Springfield’s Jeff Houghton

A star-powered marketing campaign, a Halloween celebration that digs deep into the past and a TV talk show that proudly calls Springfield home were among the award winners at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism Oct. 8-10 in Columbia. Eight awards were presented during the conference to individuals, organizations and events for their efforts to […]
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Welcome These Groups to Springfield in November and December

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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Registration Continues for Travel Alliance Workshop in Columbia

The focus of the Missouri Travel Alliance’s next workshop is “Your Story!” The workshop will take place from 9:45 a.m.-3;15 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Columbia. Some of the sessions include: Finding Your Story: Identifying Characters and Stories that Deserve Attention – The distinct people and places that make up […]
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Sports Commission to Present Report on Local Sports Travel and Tourism

The Springfield Sports Commission is hosting a forum on sports travel and tourism, facilities assessment and strategic planning from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 17 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The commission, managed by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, enlisted The Huddle Up Group to assess current sports initiatives with the goals of analyzing current offerings, […]
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Convention Planner Familiarization Tour Planned for Nov. 10-11

The Convention & Visitors Bureau’s sales department works hard year-round to bring groups and amateur sporting events to the city. One of the things the sales staff does is conduct familiarization tours of the city for meeting and event planners to showcase hotels, facilities and all the city has to offer for groups. The next […]
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CVB Promotes Springfield as a Travel Destination with Public Relations Programs

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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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 SpringfieldMO.org, the CVB blog and social media channels. Updates existing content as needed. With the […]
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