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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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CVB Becomes part of the Springfield LifeSave Plus Initiative

The Convention & Visitors Bureau has joined the ranks of the Springfield LifeSave Plus initiative to help the community and guests to the city be safer. The CVB staff took the city initiative to not only equip the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center and CVB offices, 815 E. St. Louis St., with a life-saving Automated […]
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Here’s Your Sign

After months of planning, designing and hoping, a new sign marks the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau offices.
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CVB Installs New Sign to Increase Visibility of Information Center

In just a few hours, a new sign will be installed in front of the Route 66 Springfield Information Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau offices, 815 E. St. Louis St. The sign is 18 feet high by 11 feet wide and features a large Route 66 emblem at the top. Portions of the sign […]
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