National Park Service Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Sarah Cunningham as superintendent of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield effective Sept. 27. “I am pleased to welcome Sarah Cunningham as superintendent of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield,” said Frost. “Sarah will be a great asset for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield with her broad understanding of
The Missouri Division of Tourism has teamed up with eLearningU to bring you free tourism marketing webinars. You’ll have free access to more than 350 hours of recorded tourism marketing courses and live tourism marketing webinars every Thursday. To access recorded webinars, go to this site, sign up and get a username and password. Once
On Monday, U.S. Senate leadership released their bill, the HEALS Act, for the next round of coronavirus relief, and it included language that would expand eligibility to the Paycheck Protection Program for destination marketing organizations, such as the Convention & Visitors Bureau. While we are thrilled about the inclusion of DMOs in the PPP in
Travelers Prefer Destinations Which Require Face Masks According to the most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, about 60% prefer destinations which require face masks in public, with a third of those reporting they will ONLY visit destinations with mandatory face mask orders. In contrast, only 9% are less likely to visit a
Brand USA is presenting a research update at 1 p.m. today. Brand USA’s Vice President, Research & Analytics Carroll Rheem will provide an update on international market conditions – the status of the pandemic, the economic outlook and consumer sentiment. The program will be presented via Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/BrandUSAWebinar. Established by the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 as
The application for the CARES Act Relief Funds is now available on the Greene County website. A dedicated “CARES Act Relief Fund” button is on the main navigation of the homepage. From that button, users will find the application link under the “General Information” tab where each requesting entity or organization will register. Once registered,
Here are some helpful tips and information for event organizers, travelers and hoteliers. Podcast: Best Practices for Hybrid Events The freeze on live-in-person events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many meeting planners to become more comfortable creating digital meetings. As physical gatherings slowly and haltingly return, these same planners can channel
Effective immediately, the Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will be working from home for at least 14 days due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. You can reach any of the staff using contact information available at springfieldmo.org/contact-us.
Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium was voted America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by USA TODAY ranking the top 20 prominent institutions across North America. The latest nationwide recognition marks the second time the conservation-based museum and aquarium has been nominated for and voted as the winner of
The focus of Missouri Travel Alliance’s next webinar will be on COVID-19 And The Reopening Process: A Perspective From Attractions. What are attractions doing in light of the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape? A moderator will handle the webinar that begins at 10:15 a.m. July 22 and will ask the following and other questions of the presenters.