Five travel writers visited Springfield in October to gather information for feature stories about the area.

They include the following:

  • Marc Smith at visited several attractions, restaurants and breweries during his stay.
  • Writers with “RoadRunner” magazine were in the city for a feature about motorcycle riding in the Springfield area.
  • Rupert Parker from the United Kingdom visited Wonders of Wildlife, Branson and other parts of the state as part of a press tour organized by the Missouri Division of Tourism.
  • A writer for Brand USA, the nation’s destination marketing agency, also was in the Ozarks in October.

For information about these and other public relations efforts designed to garner positive publicity for the city as a travel destination, contact Susan Wade at or 417-881-5300.