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Welcome New Partners

The Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes local businesses to visitors in a variety of ways, including a visitors guide, website, displays at the tourist information centers, etc. We welcome the following businesses that recently partnered with the CVB to reach out to visitors. They are: Hibiscus Jerk Hut The Pickwick Co. Tropical Smoothie The Sound […]
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CVB Conducts Familiarization Tour for Meeting Planners

A group of convention planners know more about Springfield as a potential convention site thanks to a familiarization tour conducted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau Nov. 26-27. Ten planners attended the tour that included visiting local meeting facilities and attractions. The tour is part of the Missouri Connect Marketplace, an educational and networking event […]
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Travel Media Visit the Ozarks in October

Five travel writers visited Springfield in October to gather information for feature stories about the area. They include the following: Marc Smith at www.marcmytravels.com visited several attractions, restaurants and breweries during his stay. Writers with “RoadRunner” magazine were in the city for a feature about motorcycle riding in the Springfield area. Rupert Parker from the […]
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Group Sales Staff Hit the Road for Springfield

The group sales staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau represent Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events that allow for face-to-face interaction with meeting and event planners. Staff recently attended or will soon attend the following: Connect Faith Missouri Connect National Tour Association Travel South International TEAMS For more information about […]
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2019 Visitors Guide Sent to Printer

Advertising sales for the 2019 Visitors Guide have ended and the publication was sent to the printer. Thank you to everyone who placed an ad in the magazine that’s distributed to people who request information about the city, at group events and other locations. Along with the Visitors Guide, the CVB has marketing opportunities at […]
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Groups Convene in Springfield in Winter Months

Winter is nearly upon us and that means a slower time of year for group business in Springfield. That doesn’t mean, however, that it comes to a halt. The list below represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent […]
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CVB Accepting Award Nominations Through Dec. 14

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 14 for the 2019 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out the form at bit.ly/CVBAwardNominations. Previous award […]
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CVB Endorses Proposition D

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors announced it is endorsing Proposition D, a statewide initiative on the ballot Nov. 6. If approved, Proposition D would incrementally increase Missouri’s fuel tax over the next four years to 10 cents per gallon, generating about $123 million annually for local governments for roads and $288 […]
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Wonders of Wildlife Celebrates First Year

Congratulations to everyone at Johnny Morris’ National Museum & Aquarium on a wildly successful first year. Since opening on Sept. 21, 2017, a whopping 1.6 million people have visited the attraction and new exhibits and activities have been added such as Penguin Cove and the Out to Sea Shark Dive. As part of its one-year […]
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Sales Department Targets Meeting Planners with Marketing Campaigns

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department conducts a variety of campaigns to entice meeting and event planners to choose Springfield for their events. Current and upcoming projects include: Delivering the “Springfield Starter Kit” to meeting planners, part of a cooperative marketing effort with the DoubleTree, Oasis and University Plaza hotels. The kit is designed […]
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