Author Archives: Susan Wade

Journalists Visiting Springfield this Spring

Groups of travel journalists will tour the Ozarks in April before and after attending the North American Travel Journalists Association convention in Branson. Up to 15 will be on a tour focusing solely on Springfield hosted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Other tours, such as a Route 66 tour planned by the Missouri Division […]
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Division of Tourism Staff Visit Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted staff from the Missouri Division of Tourism and its advertising agency H|L Partners, for a familiarization tour of Springfield March 8-9. The group visited a variety of attractions, sites, restaurants, etc. to become more familiar with the city and its amenities in order to help strengthen marketing programs. MDT […]
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Springfield Named Most Romantic City in Missouri

Springfield is getting some love from MSN. An article titled “The Most Romantic City in Every State” places Springfield at the top of the list in Missouri. Though the article doesn’t go into detail about how cities were selected, it does say the choices weren’t random. “It is based on multiple surveys and rankings done […]
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Vote for Wonders of Wildlife!

Fans of Wonders of Wildlife can vote for the world-class museum and aquarium as USA Today’s Best New Attraction for 2017. Vote once per day by visiting wondersofwildlife.org/vote. Voting ends at 11 a.m. Jan. 1. WOW is currently in the No. 1 position as a Best New Attraction nominee in USA Today’s 10 Best series […]
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Missouri Travel Council Offers Workshop for Sales Professionals

Strategic Selling for Tourism Professionals, an industry-specific, sales-focused education workshop, is set for 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Megan Rapp, assistant director and group sales manager for the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau, will kick things off as she discusses strategic selling from the CVB/DMO […]
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CVB Strives to Bring Positive Media Attention to City

When it comes to telling people Springfield is a great travel destination, getting media to produce positive stories about the things to see and do here is a sure way to do it. The CVB public relations staff works year round with a variety of journalists to get those stories done, including hosting five journalists […]
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U.S. 65 Construction Begins in July

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced a construction project that will close portions of U.S. 65 for most of the summer begins the week of July 10. Route 65: The Rebuild includes upgrading guardrails, rebuilding shoulders and replacing pavement between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street with “major traffic impacts” expected. The highway will be closed […]
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CVB Press Pass Grows

The press pass provided by the Convention & Visitors Bureau to media and bloggers who aren’t participating in an escorted press tour has grown by two. Itty Bitty City and the Route 66 Car Museum recently were added to the pass that provides complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children visiting the […]
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Travel Magazine Seeks Information from Lodging Facilities

“Budget Travel Magazine” is seeking information about hotels and B&Bs that have implemented green initiatives to conserve energy and reduce waste. Please send information about what your hotel is doing to Susan Wade at swade@springfieldmo.org by 8 a.m. Jan. 17. She will compile everything and send to the journalist. Please just send a bulleted list […]
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Regional Magazine Seeks Events for Online Calendar

“Ingram’s Magazine” notified the Convention & Visitors Bureau it is accepting events for it’s new online calendar. To submit events, go to www.ingrams.com and click “Events” in the gray bar across the top of the page. Click “Submit an Event” in the maroon box, fill out the form and click “Submit.” Events are reviewed by […]
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