Statistics from May for Springfield’s hotels show improvement over April but it’s still not pretty. Revenue in May was down 61.2 percent compared to last year. In April, revenue was down 75 percent in Springfield. On a positive note, Springfield is faring a little better than some other destinations around the country. Nationwide, revenue was
The Smith Travel Research Report shows room revenue in Springfield was down 75 percent in April compared to April 2019. It was even worse in other areas. Branson was down 82.9 percent, St. Louis was down 83.2 percent, Kansas City was down 83.3 percent and statewide room revenue was down 79.9 percent. In the United
The Spring Travel Auction organized by the Convention & Visitors Bureau ends at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Have you placed your bids? Not only can you get great prizes at great prices, funds generated by the auction will go to he Mother’s Industry Support Fund — a partnership between Mother’s Brewing Company and the Community Foundation
Springfield’s hospitality industry began showing signs of life during the first week stay-at-home orders were lifted in Missouri. Though gatherings of large groups of people are still prohibited in Springfield and Greene County, people are beginning to travel again, pushing hotel occupancy for May 3-9 to 31.3 percent, a 53.5 percent decline over the same
The Missouri Division of Tourism is beginning to put together the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide and that means it’s time for area businesses to update their free listings. Please access (or create) your account at industry.visitmo.com and update your listing by June 12. Keep in mind that you may have multiple listings that will
As the region begins reopening businesses and moving the economy into recovery mode, the Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue providing useful information for the leisure and hospitality industry. If you find articles that would be useful to others, please send links to them to Susan Wade at email@example.com. Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan Missouri Gov.
Hotels are a home away from home when it comes to traveling for work, visiting friends and family and for leisure. Thousands of individuals stay in Springfield every year. When people stay in Springfield, they spend money at businesses all over the area including restaurants, attractions, retail and more. Group business alone accounts for about
In an effort to support communities across the country during this unprecedented public health crisis, the American Hotel and Lodging Association announced AHLA’s Hospitality for Hope Initiative to connect hotel properties with the health community struggling to find housing and support as the COVID-19 public health crisis grows. The newly launched initiative, announced in partnership with
With thousands of guests in Springfield this month for two huge basketball tournaments, the CVB is reminding businesses to help keep our guests and their belongings safe. While Springfield is a safe destination, it is a city and crime does occur. Encourage your patrons to take safety precautions, such as not leaving items visible in
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.