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Lieutenant Governor Talks Tourism in Springfield

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson met with more than 20 local tourism representatives to discuss his priorities for the tourism industry and learn about their vision and concerns March 3 in Springfield. Before fielding questions and comments, Parson told the group gathered at Hotel Vandivort that funding for tourism promotion is important because the industry is […]
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Check Out the Groups Coming to Springfield Soon

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events designed to connect meeting and event planners with destination marketing organizations. Recent and upcoming events the staff has attended include the following: Religious Conference Management Association Missouri Natural Resources National Tour Association Travel South Domestic Showcase (The […]
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CVB Staff Always on the Go

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with the Missouri Division of Tourism to host a familiarization tour for 55 group tour planners and journalists as part of the Travel South Domestic Showcase that will be in Branson in March. Sales department staff also are representing Springfield at a variety of trade shows and events […]
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Plan Now for Marketing in 2018

Advertising sales have begun for the 2018 Visitors Guide, a publication distributed to people requesting information about the city, at trade show and events, and other locations. Advertising opportunities also are available on the CVB’s website and Expo Center, airport and visitor information center displays. The bureau’s Marketing Partnership Program also is available for businesses […]
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Roseann Bentley Receives CVB Pinnacle Award

The Convention & Visitors Bureau presented awards to travel industry individuals and organizations at the Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet and CVB annual meeting Thursday night. Roseann Bentley was presented with the Pinnacle Award, honoring individuals who have been active in the travel industry for many years and have made substantial contributions to […]
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Springfield’s Travel Industry Broke Records in 2016

Springfield’s lodging industry broke records in 2016, the Convention & Visitors Bureau will announce during its annual meeting and awards banquet tonight. Visitors spent more than $106 million at the city’s hotels in 2016, a 5.8 percent increase over the previous record in 2015. The number of hotel rooms rented topped out at 1.3 million, […]
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Volunteer Judges Needed for Student Conference

The Missouri Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is looking for judges for its State Leadership Conference April 2-3. Students from across Missouri will compete at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center for a chance to represent the state at nationals. With more than 4,000 high school students participating, 300 […]
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‘Midwest Meetings’ Shares Infographic on 2017 Trends

An infographic in “Midwest Meetings” magazine says video and live streaming, virtual reality and chill zones will be important this year in the meetings and events industry. Read all about it here.
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Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield this Spring

The spring conference season is approaching and, as you can see below, that means more groups will be in the city in the next couple months. The list represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming […]
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Salute to Travel & Tourism Set for Feb. 16

Tickets for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet are going fast so don’t delay if you’re planning to go! The banquet begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. The Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will present information about the past year and upcoming […]
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