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Missouri Travel Alliance Seeking Donations for Annual Auction

The Missouri Travel Alliance is preparing for its 2019 auction set for Sept. 23-Oct. 4. For that auction, the organization is asking travel and tourism entities to donate items that are auctioned off to help support the work of MTA throughout the year; items such as hotel overnights, tickets to attractions, unique local products, gift […]
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Blunt, Klobuchar, Gardner, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Support Travel & Tourism, Boost Jobs

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) introduced legislation July 16 to reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that enhances tourism across the country by promoting international travel to the United States. “America’s tourism industry supports thousands of jobs and contributes billions to our economy,” said […]
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Registration Underway for 2019 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Enjoy two days of networking and educational sessions Oct. 8-10 at the 2019 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference includes community activities, informative programming and the annual tourism awards banquet honoring industry leaders. Registration through Sept. 20 is $350. Beginning Sept. 21, registration increases to $400. A […]
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More Parking Available Soon at Airport

Passenger growth at the Springfield‐Branson National Airport is so rapid, the airport is adding more parking. Construction is underway on more than 700 parking spots. This is on top of the 300 spots added less than three years ago. Airports across the country have seen record growth the past couple years and keeping up with parking is a […]
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Welcome These Groups this Summer!

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports. And some of those 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 the […]
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CVB Working to Bring Groups to City

The CVB’s group sales department represents the city at a variety of trade shows targeting event and meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include Destinations International Convention American Baptist Association Convention Connect Marketplace Sports ETA Connect Sports For more information about sales efforts targeting event and meeting planners, contact Dana Maugans, sales director, at 417-881-5300 […]
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Motorcoach Tour Operators Headed to Springfield for Conference

About 100 motorcoach owners and operators from around the nation will be in Springfield Aug. 15-18 for the National Association of Motorcoach Operators annual conference. Several tours and events hosted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau are planned. For more information, contact Lori Casey, CVB sales coordinator, at lcasey@springfieldmo.org or call 417-881-5300, ext. 112.
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Welcome New Partners!

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 are in the city for events, vacations and business. Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB include: Gettin’ Basted College Street Cafe […]
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Missouri Travel Council Planning Tourism Trade Show at State Fair

Missouri Travel Council’s 2019 Tourism Trade Show is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Mohler Assembly Hall at the Missouri State Fair. Whether promoting your area’s history, attractions, shopping, getaway packages, spa weekends, golf opportunities, unique boutiques, wine tasting tours, etc., let creativity be your guide in promoting what your community, hotel […]
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Registration Open for Missouri Event Summit

The Missouri Event Summit set for 4-7 p.m. Aug. 6  will feature “A Taste of Missouri” at Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oilwell Road in Jefferson City. Each exhibitor will be asked to serve a food item or beverage from their area that is unique or identified with their city, hotel or attraction. We will […]
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