Welcome to the virtual 2021 Salute to Travel & Tourism! We invite you to view our video that provides an update on the state of the local travel and tourism industry, a keynote presentation by Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe and comments from a number of special guests including: 

  • Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Hospitality Management
  • Dan Reiter, Springfield Cardinals
  • Jeff Houghton, The Mystery Hour
  • Lyle Foster, Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar
  • Leslie Forrester, Springfield Regional Arts Council


Tune in to this page on February 19 at Noon for the video premiere of this event

You’ll also enjoy a special presentation of the Pinnacle Award. This prestigious award is for individuals or organizations who have been active in the travel industry for many years and made substantial contributions to the betterment of the Springfield area’s travel industry.

This program is brought to you by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, a nonprofit marketing organization dedicated to improving the local economy through growth in travel and tourism.

If you have any questions after viewing the video, feel free to contact us at 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767.

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2021 Salute to Travel & Tourism. 

Gold Level

Bass Pro Shops  Madden Media  Commerce Bank  Springfield-Branson National Airport  University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center  37 North Expeditions

Silver Level

AAA Travel        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Springfield

Bronze Level

 Elliott Lodging        Fairfield Inn and Suites        Holiday Inn Express & Suites       Missouri Meetings & Events Logo      Oasis Hotel & Convention Center