In 1967, Missouri’s 74th General Assembly created the state’s Tourism Commission and the Division of Tourism to promote and lead the travel industry in Missouri.
The Missouri Tourism Commission elects a chair, meets at least four times in a calendar year at the call of the chair, and determines all matters relating to policy and administration of tourism promotion.
Travel is vital to the Show-Me State, contributing more than $12.6 billion in taxable sales in the 45 tourism-related NAICS codes and employing more than 300,000 people in FY20.
Commission meeting agendas and minutes from previous meetings are available by contacting Jadrien Bopp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri
Missouri Arts Council
Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies
Missouri Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals
Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds
Missouri Horse Council
Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association
Missouri Humanities Council
Missouri Restaurant Association
Missouri Gaming Association
Missouri Travel Alliance
Missouri’s chambers of commerce, CVBs and tourism-related organizations offer a variety of information and resources about their specific areas. Tourism partners from these organizations offer expert advice about group travel opportunities in their respective areas.
The Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) hosted Missouri Tourism Road Shows throughout the state in February and March of 2022. The meetings were held to discuss the significant impact of tourism in our communities and provide an update on how the division is working to promote Missouri as a premier travel destination. Below you will find a link to the road show presentation.