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Travel Council Offers Five Packages in Second Chance Auction

The Missouri Travel Council Second Chance Auction will take place from 8 a.m. Dec. 5 through 5 p.m. Dec. 9, and some fantastic deals are offered. To bid, simply indicate the item you are bidding on along with the amount of your bid to MissouriTravelCouncil@gmail.com. If you’re outbid, you’ll receive an email alerting you to […]
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National Plan for Vacation Day set for Jan. 31

Mark your calendar for National Plan for Vacation Day on Jan. 31 when Americans are encouraged to plan vacation days for the rest of the year. According to Project: Time Off, the promoter of National Plan for Vacation Day, 55 percent of American workers don’t use all their vacation time and in 2015 left 658 […]
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The Travel Channel, MSN Feature Two Local Attractions

Two Springfield attractions are getting national media attention this week. “The Travel Channel” program “Mysteries at the Museum” will have a segment on the History Museum on the Square and the escape of several cobras in 1953 in downtown Springfield. The show is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 p.m. Dec. 2 […]
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Welcome Groups on Your Marquee!

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau continues striving to bring group business to Springfield. Recent or upcoming trade shows and events in which sales staff have or will participate for opportunities to network with meeting and event planners include the following: Collinson Media Branson Connect Marketplace Collinson Media Connect Faith Marketplace Society […]
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CVB Offers Training Sessions for Partners Jan. 5

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a training seminar for its partners from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Bill Foster North and South rooms at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Sessions will include training on the CVB’s extranet for hotels, attractions, restaurants and retailers. Topics will include how to log in, […]
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Deadline Near for 2017 Travel & Tourism Awards

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards is quickly approaching. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out this online form by Dec. 5. Previous award […]
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Staff Changes at the CVB, Sports Commission

A couple staff changes have taken place at the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Springfield Sports Commission in recent weeks. Katie Johnson is now the assistant director for the Sports Commission. Prior to accepting the position, Johnson was the sales assistant at the CVB for five years. She replaces Ashton May who left the Sports […]
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Facts & Stats about the City’s Lodging Industry January-September 2016

As the end of 2016 approaches, the city’s hospitality industry appears to have reason to celebrate. Statistics reported by the city’s hotels show demand, average daily rate and revenues are up compared to 2015, which was a record year in Springfield. Check out the charts below to see the numbers. If you have questions, call […]
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Facts & Stats About Springfield’s Visitors

The numbers of people requesting information about Springfield, using the website maintained by the Convention & Visitors Bureau and flying in and out of Springfield-Branson National Airport remain above the numbers recorded in 2015. The CVB website, in fact, surpassed the 1 million mark for user sessions over the weekend. Last year, the site reached […]
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Market to Visitors via CVB Programs

The Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of ways for businesses to reach out to Springfield visitors, including website listings, displays at the airport and expo center and a printed visitor guide. The 2017 Visitors Guide, in fact, is at the printer and should be available in January for distribution. It’s not too early […]
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