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Spring Travel Auction

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
May 2020
06:00 AM CDT
May 2020
11:45 PM CDT

Spring Travel Auction

Stay-at-home orders put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a terrible impact on those working in the hospitality industry. Hotels, restaurants, retailers, attractions and the businesses that serve them have seen revenue grind to a halt. More than 22,000 people work in Springfield’s hospitality industry and many of them have experienced reduced hours, furloughs or layoffs.

To help those affected by the crisis, the Convention & Visitors Bureau is introducing a Spring Travel Auction. During National Travel & Tourism Week (May 3-9), people will be invited to bid on items provided by Springfield's tourism industry. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Mother's Industry Support Fund — a partnership between Mother's Brewing Company and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks designed to help unemployed hospitality workers in Springfield.

About Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau was formed in 1979 as the hospitality arm of the Chamber of Commerce. The Bureau was incorporated independently as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1989. The CVB is a marketing and service organization which contracts annually with the City of Springfield to promote economic development through travel and tourism.

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