The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2016 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards through Dec. 15.

Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out this online form.

Previous award recipients are eligible to receive awards. Click here to see a list of those honored in the past.

Mark your calendar and reserve your tickets for the awards banquet set for Feb. 18 at The Old Glass Place. Click here for sponsorship information and a nomination form that can be faxed.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jane Rips at 417-881-5300, ext. 105, or