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Plan to Attend Spring Tourism Meetings

The Missouri Division of Tourism will take its show on the road with five regional tourism meetings this spring. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend to: Learn more about the significant impact tourism has on Missouri’s economy. Hear from Missouri Division of Tourism staff about their work to increase tourism across the state. […]
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2020 Visitors Guide Available

The 2020 Visitors Guide arrived at the CVB Dec. 3 and is available for distribution. The guide provides a variety of information about the city’s amenities for visitors, including hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. Many thanks to the businesses and individuals who provided information for stories, placed advertisements and helped in other ways to produce […]
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Group Business in December

Groups will have events in Springfield in this month and some of them 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 Springfield area, you’re likely to be busy. […]
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Nominations Due by Sunday

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 8 for the 2020 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories by filling out the form at bit.ly/CVBAwardNominations. You can submit multiple nominations if you wish. […]
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Journalists Visit Springfield

Journalists are exploring Springfield for stories about visiting Springfield. Melinda Schnyder, a freelance writer from Wichita, was recently in Springfield for a taping of “The Mystery Hour” and other activities. Watch for her article in the “Wichita Eagle” and other media outlets. Also headed to Springfield is Heather Baker, publisher of “AY Magazine,” a lifestyle […]
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History Museum on the Square on ‘USA Today’ List of Best New Attractions

A panel of experts and 10Best editors have chosen Springfield’s History Museum on the Square as a nominee for USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice award for the Best New Attraction category. The contest launched Dec. 2 and people can vote once per day until 11 a.m. Dec. 30. Winners will be announced at 11 […]
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CVB Works to Bring Groups to the 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: TEAMS Conference + Expo Connect Missouri Certified Meeting Planner Conclave Travel South International (The CVB will conduct a tour operator familiarization tour in conjunction with Travel South.) American Bus Association Marketplace […]
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Welcome New Partners!

Advertising sales for the 2020 Visitors Guide have ended and the publication is at the printer. That doesn’t mean opportunities to market your business to visitors in 2020 ended.  A variety of businesses advertise in Convention & Visitors Bureau publications, on the website and at the tourist information center and Expo Center. They’re great ways […]
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CVB Hires Content Coordinator

Madison Russell has joined the staff of the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau as content coordinator. Russell, a 2019 graduate of Missouri State University, is responsible for managing the CVB’s social media accounts, blogging and assisting with public relations activities. The CVB is a nonprofit marketing organization dedicated to improving the local economy through […]
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CVB Accepting Nominations for 2020 Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 8 for the 2020 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories by filling out the form at bit.ly/CVBAwardNominations. You can submit multiple nominations if you wish. […]
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