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CVB Presents Travel & Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau presented its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Feb. 21 at the White River Conference Center in Springfield. The Pinnacle Award for individuals who have been active in the travel industry for many years and made substantial contributions to the betterment of the Springfield area’s travel industry was presented […]
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Division of Tourism Announces New Director

The Missouri Tourism Commission named Stephen Foutes Director for the Missouri Division of Tourism this week. “Tourism is a vital sector within Missouri’s economy,” Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe said. “It fuels jobs in communities all across our state and shows millions of people what a great place Missouri is to live, work and play.” The […]
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Airport Gets Federal Grant for Pavement Repairs

The Springfield-Branson National Airport will receive a $3.7 million-dollar discretionary grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help reconstruct a taxiway and make repairs to a runway. Taxiways are paths for airplanes at an airport. They connect runways to terminals and other airport facilities. A runway is the paved surface that airplanes use to […]
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Registration Underway for MDT Tourism Meetings

The Missouri Division of Tourism is taking its show on the road. Plan to attend one of five regional tourism meetings to learn about the significant impact tourism has on the economy. The MDT director and staff will share their plans to increase tourism across the state in 2020. Representatives from Missouri agencies — Economic […]
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Video Contest Underway

In celebration of the centennial of women’s right to vote, VacationistUSA.com – a Madden Media project –  is giving away $10,000 in prize money (three first prizes of $2,000 across three rounds, and one grand prize of $4,000) to videographers, students, organizations, destinations, or anyone else who can show the impact of women who are […]
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Registration Closes Feb. 19 for Sports Travel Exchange

Registration ends Feb. 19 for Missouri Sports Travel Exchange set for March 9-11 at Chateau on the Lake in Branson. Missouri Sports Travel Exchange will bring sports event organizers and sports tourism representatives together for two days of one-on-one appointments, education and networking. For more information, contact Missouri Sports Travel Exchange Event Planner Lagina Fitzpatrick, […]
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January 2020

The CVB staff is gearing up for the 2020 travel season and it’s looking as if it will be busy! A lot of groups are coming to the city, legislative activities are underway and more is happening. Check out the headlines below for news and information about what’s happening in the local travel industry this […]
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Tickets on Sale for CVB Awards Banquet

Tickets are on sale for the 2020 Salute to Travel and Tourism Awards banquet. That evening the Convention & Visitors Bureau is honoring Rick and Mary McQueary with the Pinnacle Award, which recognizes those who have made substantial contributions to the betterment of the Springfield area’s travel industry. The McQuearys played a significant role in […]
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Bass Pro Founder Honored by National Professional Anglers Association

The National Professional Anglers Association awarded top honors to several members of the professional angling community at its 2020 conference in January. Among them was a special category reserved for visionaries who have shaped the sportfishing industry’s past, present, and future. This year’s honoree is an exceptional leader in the outdoors and conservation, as well […]
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Airport Breaks Another Record in 2019

Last year was another record year and marked the eighth consecutive year of growth at Springfield-Branson National Airport. Not only was it another record, but 2019 was the busiest year in the airport’s history with 1,187,068 total passengers. That’s an increase of 111,643 passengers (or 10.4% growth) over the previous record in 2018 and 62% […]
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