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Lennon Selected for Top Job at Division of Tourism

The Missouri Tourism Commission announced Tuesday that Dan Lennon was offered and has accepted the full-time director’s position at the Missouri Division of Tourism, effective immediately. Lennon briefly served as the division’s interim director and previously was its deputy director for strategic communications. He has a strong tourism background and more than 20 years of […]
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State of the Airport Address Presentation Set for Thursday

Last year was the fourth busiest year in the history of Springfield-Branson National Airport and 2015 promises more of the same. Against this backdrop, the director of the airport, Brian Weiler, presents the State of the Airport Address at 3:30 p.m. March 19, at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “Ever since the recession started […]
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Division of Tourism Director Takes a New Position

The Missouri Tourism Commission announced that Katie Steele Danner was nominated by Gov. Jay Nixon to be the Director of the Division of Professional Registration. She was confirmed Thursday in that role by the Missouri Senate and begins her new duties immediately. Danner has served as director of the Missouri Division of Tourism for five […]
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Missouri State Celebrates 110 Years

Missouri State University will celebrate its 110th birthday and the 10-year anniversary of its name change beginning March 17. Bears everywhere are encouraged to join in a 110-hour celebration of all things maroon and white. From March 17-21, there will be opportunities for alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate at special events, […]
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CVB Seeks Your Help in Combatting Incorrect Perceptions of City

A recent atypical spate of violent crime in southwest and south central Missouri coupled with the reemergence of a bogus story circulating on social media naming Springfield the most dangerous city in the country may have your guests and patrons asking if Springfield is safe. Those of us with close ties to Springfield know the […]
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A Look Ahead at Travel and Tourism in Springfield

Before taking a look at the future of Springfield’s travel industry in 2015, let’s look back for a moment at 2014. The “Great Recession” is finally in the rearview mirror of the Springfield travel industry.  Room demand (the number of rooms occupied) increased to record levels in 2014.  Increased demand, coupled with a significant improvement […]
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Airport Reports Record Year in 2014

Springfield-Branson National Airport reports 2014 was the fourth busiest year in its 69-year history. The total passenger count for the year was 846,324,  a 12% increase in passengers compared to the year before. Every month of 2014 showed strong growth with July and September leading the way: July passenger numbers were up 13.5%. September registered […]
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Mark Your Calendar for World Tourism Day on Sept. 27

As World Tourism Day approaches, the United Nations World Tourism Organization is seeking photos of tourism and community development for possible inclusion a Facebook photo album. For consideration, send a photo and short description (including your name, country and when and where the photo was taken) to comm@unwto.org. World Tourism Day has been recognized annually […]
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Congrats to the Airport!

For the tenth year in a row the Springfield airport has received a discrepancy free safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday the FAA recognized the airport by awarding it the “Airport Safety Enhancement Award.” The award goes to airports which receive discrepancy free safety inspections three years in a row. Getting one […]
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CVB President Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Matt Gifford, general manager of the Springfield Cardinals. Before the water flew Friday morning, Kimberlin stood in front of the CVB offices and issued an Ice Bucket Challenge to Katie Steele Danner, director of the Missouri Division of […]
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