Springfield Tourism Bureau Expects Summer Events To Drive Visitors

The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau expects to draw at least 36,000 visitors to the city with several events between May and July.

The National Christian Homeschool Championships 2013 Spring Nationals, the National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus and the Harley Owners Group 2013 Missouri Rally are among eight Springfield events expecting to draw at least 1,500 visitors during the summer months.

Tourism officials say they’ve seen increases in requests for information packets, more people stopping at the bureau’s two tourist information centers and a 41.6 percent increase in traffic to its website.

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