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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. 16 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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Report on Sports Tourism Strategic Planning Project Available

The Springfield Sports Commission recently released the Springfield Sports Tourism Report. The report, part of the commission’s strategic planning project, assessed the city’s sports facilities and how the sports commission operates, and made recommendations for improvement. It was prepared by the Huddle Up Group, a consulting company focusing on sports tourism, venues and events. For more […]
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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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