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Tickets on Sale for 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. 16. The Hospitality Award will be presented to Hotel Vandivort. This award is presented to an attraction, lodging facility or restaurant which demonstrates outstanding hospitality […]
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Save the Date!

Get your tickets now for the 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism that begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Paradise Ballroom at the Ramada Oasis Hotel. Along with presenting awards to deserving individuals and businesses, the tropical-themed event promises to be a fun-filled night for all. The evening also includes a program celebrating […]
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Hotel Vandivort Gets Kudos from Expedia.com

Congratulations to Hotel Vandivort, recently named a 2016 Best of +VIP Access property by Expedia.com®. Chosen from a curated collection of more than 3,000 +VIP Access hotels, winners must earn the highest guest satisfaction rankings and be top market performers to be considered for the award. “Our team at Hotel Vandivort is honored to be […]
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Sponsorships, Nominations Sought for 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is planning its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet and is seeking sponsorships for this prestigious event recognizing the “best of the best” in the local travel industry. Five awards highlighting various areas of tourism achievement will be presented along with a program celebrating the past year’s achievements […]
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Deadline Near for 2017 Travel & Tourism Awards

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards is quickly approaching. 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 this online form by Dec. 5. Previous award […]
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Hotel Vandivort Receives National Award

Congratulations to Hotel Vandivort for being named the 2016 Boutique Hotel of the Year by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association. The owners of the upscale boutique hotel and restaurant – John and Billy McQueary – were honored to be recognized for this national award signifying the highest quality of amenities and guest dining and […]
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CVB Accepting Nominations for Travel & Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards through Dec. 5. 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 this online form. Previous award […]
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Congratulations to Tourism Honorees!

A bed-and-breakfast owner and longtime supporter of Missouri’s hospitality businesses has earned the state tourism industry’s highest honor. Kay Schwinke was inducted into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame by the Missouri Tourism Commission and Missouri Division of Tourism during an awards banquet at the 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism earlier this month. The […]
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Ramada Plaza Receives Three Awards

Congratulations to the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, the recent recipient of three awards at the Wyndham Global Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property was named “2015-2016 Best of the Best” by Ramada Worldwide. This award recognizes the top 5% of hotels within the chain in the United States and Canada. The […]
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Cooper Tennis Complex Gets Kudos from USTA

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex was named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994. The award recognizes excellence in physical design, usage and programming at tennis facilities throughout the country. Cooper is one of 12 facilities earning […]
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