By ERIC X. VICCARO
Ever wondered about the machinations of tourism and how that impacts a community?
Well, you’re in luck.
This Friday, Feb. 25, the Missouri Tourism Road Show will be stopping in Ste. Genevieve as part of an eight-stop tour of the Show-Me State.
Ste. Genevieve — complete with its national historical park, wineries, tiger sanctuary, dinosaurs and French and German architecture — is widely considered one of the top tourism destinations in Missouri.
Other locations set for visits are as follows: Poplar Bluff this Thursday, Hannibal on March 3, Washington March 4, Joplin March 10, Springfield March 11, St. Joseph March 24 and Lake of the Ozarks on March 25.
The session will begin at 8 a.m. at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center.
“The event is for anyone interested in tourism, including elected officials, community and business leaders, managers and staff from convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and owners and managers of tourism-related businesses,” said Ste. Genevieve tourism director Jeff Wix in his report to the board of aldermen on Feb. 10.
Attendees will learn more about the significant impact tourism has on Missouri’s economy.
Missouri Tourism Director Stephen Foutes and his staff will talk about their work to increase tourism across the state.