Tourism Officials Look For Funding From State Lawmakers

State tourism officials are making a pitch for money to a state legislative committee. Last year, the state of Colorado cut its tourism budget and suffered a major downturn in tourism revenue. This year, Illinois is considering cutting its tourism funding. While he...

Tourism Study Shows Missourians Staying Closer To Home

A study of travel in Missouri shows vacationers are staying closer to home and so are business travelers. For tourism businesses that cater to vacationers, that’s good news. For those that cater to business travelers, the new is not so good. State Tourism...

Parks And Historic Sites Generating Revenue For State

A new study confirms the state’s parks and historic sites brings hundreds of millions of dollars into the Missouri economy. University of Missouri researchers conclude the state park and historic site system generates $538-Million annually. The study discovered...

Agriculture Officials Promote Agri-Tourism

State agriculture officials are trying to figure out how much money the state could be making from a new industry called agri-tourism – people coming out to the country to pick berries or stay at a bed-and-breakfast ormany other activities city people are taking...