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Chairman, vice chairman selected for Missouri Tourism Commission

December 7, 2018

The Missouri Tourism Commission, meeting in Jefferson City this week, elected Scott Hovis, Jefferson City, to serve as chairman and Jay Wasson, Nixa, to serve as vice chairman for the coming year. Wasson is one of two new …

State tourism awards presented at annual Governor's Conference

September 24, 2018

A solar eclipse celebration in the path of totality, an ambassador program built on the power of tourism and a Victorian science fiction festival were among the award winners at the annual Governor's Conference on …

New director named for Missouri Division of Tourism

July 5, 2018

 The Missouri Tourism Commission announced that Ward Franz will serve as the new director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, the state agency within the Department of Economic Development that works to promote the …