Hotels are a home away from home when it comes to traveling for work, visiting friends and family and for leisure. Thousands of individuals stay in Springfield every year. When people stay in Springfield, they spend money at businesses all over the area including restaurants, attractions, retail and more. Group business alone accounts for about $38 million in economic impact for Springfield. Our travelers are pretty important and one of the reasons for National Travel & Tourism Week May 3-9, an annual event recognizing the leisure and hospitality industry nationwide.

The convention and hotel industry in Springfield lost over 26,000 room nights in group business due to COVID-19. Many of these groups were gathering for conventions, meetings, and events that would have greatly benefited Springfield’s economy by generating millions of dollars at hotels, restaurants, retailers and attractions. When groups stay in Springfield, they want to have a good meal and have fun. Anyone who comes to Springfield for conferences, business meetings, or vacation gets a little taste of Springfield through the many restaurants and attractions available here. This wouldn’t be possible without out-of-town visitors.

When you next come to Springfield, consider staying at one of the many hotels in the area. They’d be happy to accommodate you in any way they can to make your trip to Springfield more comfortable.

To make that easier, we’re giving away a one night stay at the historic Best Western Route 66 Railhaven Hotel so you can enjoy some time away from home. Want to win? Like our I Love Springfield, MO page and tag a friend in this post to enter. Winner will be randomly drawn in 24 hours.