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Deadline Approaching for Travel & Tourism Awards Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards will be here before you know it! The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 15. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and […]
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CVB Accepting Nominations for 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards through Dec. 15. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out the form below or this […]
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Dickerson Park Zoo Earns Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission to Dickerson Park Zoo. “Less than 10% of animal exhibitors registered with USDA have achieved AZA-accreditation, so Dickerson Park Zoo truly ranks among the best-of-the-best,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “Dickerson Park Zoo has shown its commitment to conservation and […]
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Zoo Director Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to Dickerson Park Zoo’s director Mike Crocker who was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education Award by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). The award, received at the annual AAZK national conference, recognized Crocker’s commitment to keeper staff training and animal care through professional development opportunities.
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Help Springfield Win Best Food Town in the Midwest

Springfield is in the running to be named a “Greatest Midwest Town” for food by “Midwest Living” magazine and you could help the city achieve that honor by voting daily at http://bit.ly/2pWlMpW. In all, 12 cities are on the slate and we want Springfield to win! Not only will the city’s amazing food scene get […]
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Two MSU Students Receive Scholarships from MTC

Missouri Travel Council is again awarding two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing hospitality, travel and tourism-related majors in Missouri. This year’s winners are: Kasey Eberth, a junior from Kansas City who is majoring in hospitality leadership with a minor in sales and marketing at Missouri State University. Grayson Jamroch, a junior from Stockton, is majoring […]
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MDT Accepting Award Nominations

The Missouri Division of Tourism is accepting nominations for awards presented annually at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Nominations are accepted in the following categories. Induction into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame – recognizes individuals whose long-term (minimum of 10 years) contributions have positively affected the tourism industry. Inductees have a demonstrated commitment […]
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TownePlace Suites Earns Hotel of the Year Award from Marriott

Congratulations to TownePlace Suites for receiving the Hotel of the Year Award for 2016 from Marriott International!Chris Rozier, director of sales at the hotel, said everyone at the hotel is honored and worked hard to receive the coveted award. “A good team helps each other, but a great team helps everyone else,” Rozier said. “TownePlace […]
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TownePlace Suites Garners Nine Awards

Congratulations to TownePlace Suites for receiving nine 2016 Marriott Brand Awards. Through hard work, perseverance, and a concentrated effort, the TownePlace Suites was able to achieve top-ranking scores in all of the eight customer service categories Marriott evaluates, including the following: Arrival Experience Cleanliness of Suite Elite Appreciation Intent to Recommend Maintenance and Upkeep Morning […]
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DoubleTree by Hilton Receives 2016 Hilton Worldwide Brand Awards

Congratulations to DoubleTree by Hilton Springfield for receiving the 2016 Food and Beverage Excellence, Crystal Cookie for Teaching Kids to CARE and Travel with Purpose Brand Awards! These annual recognitions celebrate the outstanding accomplishments by Hilton hotels and individuals around the world. As an award recipient, DoubleTree by Hilton Springfield has demonstrated the highest level […]
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