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CVB Sales Department Schedules Familiarization Tour for Convention Planners

A familiarization tour for convention planners is planned for April 26-27 to showcase the city’s meeting facilities and other amenities and to encourage groups to convene in the city. The group will participate in a variety of activities and tours. For more information, contact Dana Maugans at 881-5300, ext. 111, or dmaugans@springfieldmo.org.  
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Final Legislative Breakfast of 2018 set for April 25

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend a legislative breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. April 25 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The cost to attend the final legislative breakfast hosted by the partnership this year is $25 per person. The event provides opportunities for community leaders to interact face-to-face with legislators. Click Here […]
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Welcome New Partners!

The Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of marketing opportunities local businesses can use to draw tourists through their doors. They include a comprehensive website, Visitors Guides, Event Guides, displays at the CVB’s tourist information centers and more. Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB include: Doggie Spa of America YOTO Community Thrift Store […]
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Sales Department Represents the City Nationwide

Members of the Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department attend trade shows and other events for face-to-face interaction with event planners and to encourage groups to convene in the city. Recent and upcoming shows at which staff will represent the city include: Travel South Domestic Showcase Christian Meetings & Conventions Association Kansas City Chapter of […]
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Committee Proposes $5 million Increase for Division of Tourism

The Missouri House Budget Committee finalized a proposed state budget that includes $15.9 million for the Division of Tourism, a $5 million increase over Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget. The legislature returns from spring break March 26, the full house is expected to begin deliberations on the proposed state budget offered by the House Budget […]
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Journalists Visiting Springfield this Spring

Groups of travel journalists will tour the Ozarks in April before and after attending the North American Travel Journalists Association convention in Branson. Up to 15 will be on a tour focusing solely on Springfield hosted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Other tours, such as a Route 66 tour planned by the Missouri Division […]
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CVB Changes Statistic-Gathering Tool

The Convention & Visitors Bureau tracks a variety of statistics about its activities and the lodging industry. Lodging statistics through February show the city is off to a great start with increases over last year in revenue, room sales and average daily rate. The bureau recently began using Smith Travel Research for lodging statistics and […]
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Division of Tourism Staff Visit Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted staff from the Missouri Division of Tourism and its advertising agency H|L Partners, for a familiarization tour of Springfield March 8-9. The group visited a variety of attractions, sites, restaurants, etc. to become more familiar with the city and its amenities in order to help strengthen marketing programs. MDT […]
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CVB Publishing New Event Guide

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is now publishing an Event Guide twice annually. The 12-page magazine-style guide is a marketing tool that will be used to encourage travel to the city. The bureau mailed 15,000 copies of the inaugural spring/summer issue to consumers and 5,000 copies are available at the CVB offices, 815 E. St. […]
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Youth Events Draw Thousands to City

Heads up, Springfield! Thousands of visitors are coming to the city in March and April and two of the largest events are this week. The Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys and Girls Basketball Championships runs March 7-17 and the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships is March 10-17. MSHSAA games are expected to be […]
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