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Committee Proposes $5 million Increase for Division of Tourism

The Missouri House Budget Committee finalized a proposed state budget that includes $15.9 million for the Division of Tourism, a $5 million increase over Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget. The legislature returns from spring break March 26, the full house is expected to begin deliberations on the proposed state budget offered by the House Budget […]
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CVB Changes Statistic-Gathering Tool

The Convention & Visitors Bureau tracks a variety of statistics about its activities and the lodging industry. Lodging statistics through February show the city is off to a great start with increases over last year in revenue, room sales and average daily rate. The bureau recently began using Smith Travel Research for lodging statistics and […]
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CVB Presents Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau revealed the recipient of its 2018 Pinnacle Award during its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism banquet Thursday night. Matt Gifford, who served as general manager of the Springfield Cardinals from 2004 to 2017, received the bureau’s top award. Gifford provided significant support to the local travel and tourism industry […]
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Capitol Days for Tourism set for Feb. 21-22

Staff from the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and other tourism entities around the state will attend Capitol Days for Tourism Feb. 21-22 in Jefferson City. Travel and tourism representatives from around the state will meet with legislators to garner support for tourism-related legislation and host a popular pancake breakfast. The schedule includes the following: […]
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Tickets Sales End Today for Annual Travel & Tourism Awards Event

Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. today for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet The banquet is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center and tickets are available at springfieldmo.org/banquet. Cost is $50 per person or $475 for a table for 10. During the event, the […]
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Airport Breaks Records in 2017

Officials with Springfield-Branson National Airport are reporting 2017 was the busiest year in the history of the facility, with a record 993,129 total passengers. That’s up 4.2 percent from last year and 35.7 percent since 2011. “Without our customers, and their decision to fly from Springfield, none of this would be possible,” said Ed Brady, […]
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Tickets on Sale for 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet

The Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced the recipients of four of its Salute to Travel & Tourism awards and will announce its Pinnacle Award honoree at a banquet Feb. 15. The Hospitality Award will be presented to Springfield Hot Glass Studio. This award is presented to an attraction, lodging facility or restaurant which demonstrates […]
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Improvements Planned at SGF

Significant changes designed to improve customer service are planned this year at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. With yearly passenger numbers expected to soon reach 1 million, improvements include expanding and remodeling the restaurant in the gate area, adding charging stations and upgrading the free WiFi. These are the first major improvements to the airline terminal […]
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City Considering Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Stay Rental Properties

A zoning ordinance regulating short-term rentals goes to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission Jan. 11, then to City Council for public hearing on Jan. 29. If approved, the ordinance could go into effect as early as Feb. 12 and short-term rental properties required to come into compliance with the new regulations within six months. […]
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Happy Holidays!

Wishing You A Joyful Holiday Season!
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