Category Archives: National Travel & Tourism Week

CVB Presents State of the Travel & Tourism Industry

Springfield’s travel and tourism industry has experienced healthy growth the past few years, a trend that accelerated in early 2017 and reached unprecedented levels after Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium opened in September. “Wonders of Wildlife is a game changer for Springfield,” Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, said during […]
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Amateur Sports Lead the Pack for Tourism in Springfield This Spring

While the nation celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13, Springfield will be cheering about an influx of visitors in the city for amateur sporting events in May and June. The people attending those events will be doing the things that make tourism worth celebrating: staying at hotels, dining, shopping and visiting attractions. In […]
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Discover SGF Continues Expanding

During National Travel & Tourism week, the Convention & Visitors Bureau announced its Discover SGF program continues growing with the addition of five new videos, making a total of nine videos in the program. One of the videos features CVB vice president, Laura Whisler explaining the organization’s new brand and how frontline guests can utilize the brand to encourage guests to stay longer in Springfield and share their positive experiences with others. In addition, the CVB partnered with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Ozark Greenways to create a video about Springfield’s outdoor assets. The final three videos were created as a partnership with the Springfield Hotel Lodging Association and other Missouri destinations to offer customer service and hospitality skills training.
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Plan Now for National Travel & Tourism Week May 1-7

Mark your calendar for National Tourism Week May 1-7. Travel Rally Day is May 3 when organizations nationwide host local events that engage policymakers and business leaders and encourage media coverage of the power of travel. The Convention & Visitors Bureau has plans in the works and encourages local tourism-related businesses to participate, too. Resources, […]
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Show Off Your Springfield Spirit with T-shirts, Ball Caps

If you want to help the Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-10, consider picking up a new cap or t-shirt bearing a Springfield logo. The t-shirts and caps are for sale at the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center, 815 E. St. Louis St. The apparel is emblazoned with the […]
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Travel Writers, Bloggers Visiting City

If you notice people taking notes at attractions and snapping pictures of their food at restaurants in the next few weeks, you might be seeing a travel writer in the city. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting five members of the Society of American Travel Writers May 7-9 and several bloggers with will […]
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City Sees Boost in Ambassadors for Travel and Tourism Industry

Springfield has a slew of new ambassadors who can share information about the city’s travel and tourism industry with visitors thanks to a program launched in 2014 by the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The program, Discover SGF, teaches frontline employees at hotels, attractions, restaurants and other businesses how to politely tell visitors about what there […]
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Google Maps Updated with Unique Imagery from Springfield

Beginning today, people who have never been to Dickerson Park Zoo can take a tour without leaving their homes. The same is true for 13 other parks and attractions thanks to the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project. Springfield was among the first destinations participating in the program and, so far, the only Missouri destination. […]
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Sasquatch to Visit Springfield

Thanks to the tourism industry, Springfield residents will get a chance to see a sasquatch up close and personal during National Travel & Tourism Week. A taxidermy recreation of a sasquatch is among hundreds of wildlife displays that can be seen during The World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships® May 5-9. Public viewing is 6-10 […]
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CVB Celebrating Travel & Tourism Week May 2-10

Springfield, Missouri – In celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-10, the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has a variety of activities planned. The bureau will host its Travel Connections Mixer from 5-7 p.m. May 5 at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis St., in conjunction with Travel Rally Day during […]
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