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Travel Magazine Seeks Information from Lodging Facilities

“Budget Travel Magazine” is seeking information about hotels and B&Bs that have implemented green initiatives to conserve energy and reduce waste. Please send information about what your hotel is doing to Susan Wade at by 8 a.m. Jan. 17. She will compile everything and send to the journalist. Please just send a bulleted list […]
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Regional Magazine Seeks Events for Online Calendar

“Ingram’s Magazine” notified the Convention & Visitors Bureau it is accepting events for it’s new online calendar. To submit events, go to and click “Events” in the gray bar across the top of the page. Click “Submit an Event” in the maroon box, fill out the form and click “Submit.” Events are reviewed by […]
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The Travel Channel, MSN Feature Two Local Attractions

Two Springfield attractions are getting national media attention this week. “The Travel Channel” program “Mysteries at the Museum” will have a segment on the History Museum on the Square and the escape of several cobras in 1953 in downtown Springfield. The show is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 p.m. Dec. 2 […]
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Bless the Press!

Springfield has been blessed recently with some nice feature stories in media across the country. The city was included in a couple stories about Route 66 published by “The Washington Post” and picked up by several media outlets across the country. To view the “Washington Post” stories, click here and click here. Fantastic Caverns got […]
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Vote Now for Fantastic Caverns!

Fantastic Caverns has been nominated for a USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest category and you can vote to help move it to the top spot on the list! The attraction that hosts thousands of visitors – and oftentimes their pets – was nominated as a Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity. Voting is open […]
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CVB Wants to Send Journalists and Bloggers to Your Business

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with US Family Guide to bring bloggers to Springfield for stories about the city. The bloggers, who often bring family members, receive a press pass that provides complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children to area attractions, including Dickerson Park Zoo, Discovery Center, Fantastic Caverns, […]
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Journalists Visiting Springfield in February

Two travel journalists are scheduled to visit Springfield in February and another was in the city earlier this month. Candacy Taylor was in Springfield along with a film crew from the new TV network VICE filming a documentary about Route 66. Taylor is an author, photography and cultural documentarian whose work has been featured in […]
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Members of Missouri Women Bloggers Visit Springfield

Five members of Missouri Women Bloggers were in Springfield Jan. 22-24 for a press tour resulting in stories about the city as a travel destination. The bloggers experienced a variety of activities including Springfield Hot Glass Studio, Askinosie Chocolate, Fantastic Caverns, the Springfield Art Museum and others. A special thank you to Missy Handyside, general […]
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Askinosie Chocolate Gets Kudos from “Forbes”

Congratulations to Shawn Askinosie and his team at Askinosie Chocolate on being named one of “America’s Best Small Companies” by “Forbes” magazine. The story is online and will be in the Feb. 8 issue of the magazine. Askinosie Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer employing 17 people in Springfield. The company is operated on a […]
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Bloggers Visiting Springfield in January

Six members of Missouri Women Bloggers will visit Springfield in January to explore the city and write about their experiences. Plans include visiting Creative Escape Glass, Springfield Hot Glass Studio, Relics Antique Mall & Tea Room, Fantastic Caverns, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and other attractions. A big thank you to Ramada Plaza Hotel & […]
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