Category Archives: National Travel & Tourism Week

What Travel Means to Springfield: It’s More Than You Think!

Planning a trip sometime soon? You probably think that if you are, you’re doing it just to have a good time with your family or to take care of business at a conference or meeting. But when you pack your bags and travel, you’re providing extraordinary benefit for the economy, job creation, your own health […]
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Celebrating What Travel Means to Springfield and You

Going on an adventure. Relaxing. Meeting new business partners. Learning. Supporting local businesses and jobs. These are just a few examples of what travel means to people and to communities. This year, to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week 2015, the travel industry is underscoring how travel affects all of us with the theme: “Travel […]
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CVB Launches Education Program for Frontline Employees

Springfield soon will have an army of ambassadors who can politely tell visitors about what there is to see and do in the city, or at least they’ll know where to look it up. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a free program designed to train frontline staff at hotels, attractions, restaurants and other […]
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May 2014 Issues & Info

It’s National Travel & Tourism Week! From May 3-11, destinations around the country will celebrate and educate about the value of travel and tourism to the economy. Each day this week, we’ll share exciting news about CVB activities through news releases to local media and posts in Issues & Info so be sure to check back every day! In the meantime, below are recent stories you may have missed in Issues & Info.
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Springfield Gearing Up for 2014 Tourism Season

If you think you’re noticing more out-of-town license plates in parking lots around the city, it’s not your imagination. May 3-11 is, after all, National Travel & Tourism Week, and visitors start flocking to the city this time of year after the Convention & Visitors Bureau begins its spring advertising campaign promoting Springfield as a […]
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First Quarter Lodging Statistics Indicate Good Year Ahead for Springfield’s Hospitality Industry

If lodging statistics gathered the past few months are an indicator, 2014 is going to be a good year for Springfield’s hospitality industry. (See charts below.) The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today that hotels reported a 4.2 percent increase in room demand over 2013 in January, February and March. With 113,933 hotel rooms […]
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Mixer Planned for U.S. Travel Rally Day

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is joining destinations throughout the nation for U.S. Travel Rally Day on May 6 with a reception for people interested in the local tourism industry. The free mixer is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the main terminal at Springfield-Branson National Airport. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live entertainment will […]
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