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WATCH: Tourism Works for Missouri's Economy

May 7, 2019

Missouri welcomed 42 million visitors in fiscal year 2018. Those visitors and the jobs created by the tourism industry generated an economic impact of $17.2 billion. May 5-11, 2019, marks the 36th annual National Travel and …

Missouri shakes off winter's chill with springtime festivals and events

April 9, 2019

Travelers eager for the end of a long, cold winter will find plenty to do in Missouri this spring. Communities across the Show-Me State are ready to welcome warmer weather with a variety of festivals, …

Put your business on the VisitMO website

March 27, 2019

Get your business listed on the VisitMO website today. It's easy and best of all, it's free! The VisitMO website allows you to create a beautiful webpage that shows off your tourism-related business with large …

New members appointed to Missouri Tourism Commission

March 4, 2019

Two new members have been appointed to the Missouri Tourism Commission. Rep. Jeffery Justus and Rep. Richard Brown were selected by Missouri Speaker of the House Elijah Harr to serve on the commission. Justus is from …

Missouri Tourism, St. Louis and Kansas City receive national marketing, advertising awards

January 29, 2019

The Missouri Division of Tourism, Explore St. Louis and Visit KC brought home six Adrian Awards for their work to attract visitors to the Show-Me State. The annual awards for travel marketing, advertising and public relations …