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CVB Presents Travel & Tourism Awards Tonight

More than 300 people are expected to attend the Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards banquet today at the White River Conference Center. The event hosted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, a program about the local tourism industry and awards presentations beginning at 7 […]
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Enabling Legislation Making its Way Through State Legislature

HB 1700, sponsored by Rep. Craig Fishel, was approved 119-33 in the House last week and sent to the Senate. This bill would allow Springfield voters to consider an increase to our hotel/motel tax to fund tourism efforts. Sen. Lincoln Hough is sponsoring the Senate version of the bill, SB 770, which was referred to […]
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Lawmakers Asked to Allow Local Control of Lodging Tax

Community leaders are asking the Missouri legislature to allow local control over the tax rate charged to guests staying at Springfield hotels. State law currently caps lodging tax collections at 5 percent, but lawmakers can make exceptions allowing local voters to decide if a higher amount can be collected. Exceptions have been made for other […]
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Register Now for Capitol Day for Tourism

The registration deadline is Feb. 7 for the 2020 Capitol Day for Tourism event set for Feb. 19 in Jefferson City. Participants will be assigned to teams of two or three people who will be provided with informative fliers focusing on extending the sunset for the tourism funding formula and highlighting tourism’s impact and importance. […]
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CVB Announces 2020 Travel & Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the individuals and businesses that will be honored at the 2020 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet on Feb. 21. 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 […]
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Nominations Due by Sunday

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 8 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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CVB Accepting Nominations for 2020 Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 8 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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CVB Board Meeting

The CVB board of directors will meet at 8 a.m. May 16 at the CVB offices, 815 E. St. Louis St. Meetings are open to the public. May Board Report
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MDT Seeking Nominations for Tourism Awards

Mark your calendar for the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Oct. 8-10 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference will include educational seminars and networking opportunities that connect expert speakers with industry professionals. The annual tourism awards for people and businesses making a difference in the state’s tourism industry also will be […]
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Infrastructure Proposal Would Hurt State’s Tourism Economy

A proposal to use $100 million in general revenue funds for infrastructure in Missouri will have the side effect of hurting the state’s tourism economy. That’s because the plan announced Wednesday during a press conference called by House Budget Chair Cody Smith and House Speaker Elijah Haahr will be funded in part by cuts in […]
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