Category Archives: Legislative

International Marketing Could Come to an End for Springfield

Funding for the organization that promotes the United States as a travel destination is on the chopping block in President Donald Trump’s federal budget. That’s bad news for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau’s international marketing programs, said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the CVB. Eliminating Brand USA would eliminate all of Springfield’s marketing efforts to […]
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Legislative Update

The 2017 legislative session ended May 12 with a budget of $20,948,443 approved by the House and Senate for the Missouri Division of Tourism’s FY 18 budget. If Gov. Eric Greitens approves the amount, it is about $5 million less than the division’s original FY 17 budget, from which $4.5 million was later withheld. A […]
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Legislative Update

The Missouri legislature adjourns May 12 and several tourism-related issues are making their way through the House and Senate. The House approved the Division of Tourism’s FY18 budget at about $20 million as recommended by Gov. Eric Greitens, a decrease of $5 million from the current budget on top of a $3 million withholding from […]
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Legislative Breakfast set for April 19 in Jefferson City

The Springfield Metro Partnership will host the final legislative breakfast of the 2017 session from 7-8:30 a.m. April 19 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The breakfast is an opportunity to network with legislators and with local community leaders working together for common goals. Local tourism industry representatives are encouraged to attend. Cost is […]
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Lieutenant Governor Talks Tourism in Springfield

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson met with more than 20 local tourism representatives to discuss his priorities for the tourism industry and learn about their vision and concerns March 3 in Springfield. Before fielding questions and comments, Parson told the group gathered at Hotel Vandivort that funding for tourism promotion is important because the industry is […]
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Register Now for Capitol Days for Tourism

The state’s hospitality industry is encouraged to participate in the annual “Capitol Days for Tourism” event Feb. 22-23 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City. The event organized by the Missouri Travel Council is an opportunity to inform state legislators about the importance of tourism funding and express appreciation for their support. There has never […]
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Plan to Attend Salute to Missouri Legislators

Members of the local tourism industry are encouraged to join the Springfield Metro Partnership for the 2017 Salute to Missouri Legislators reception set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The reception is an opportunity to network with your peers from Springfield and lawmakers at the beginning of the legislative […]
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Save the Date for Workshop

Missouri Travel Council will present a workshop to explain how to effectively communicate with and discuss issues of importance with legislators and how to maximize membership in the organization. “Legislative Advocacy 101” and “Maximizing your Membership” will be presented Nov. 16 in Jefferson City. More information will be available soon or call 573-803-3777 or visit […]
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Registration Underway for Capitol Days for Tourism

The annual Capitol Days for Tourism is set for Feb. 25 in Jefferson City. Along with meeting with legislators to talk about tourism-industry issues and legislation, the event features a pancake breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Capitol. Cost to attend is $20. For those who arrive a day early, the […]
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