Show-Me Missouri publisher inducted into Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame

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October 15, 2019

Show-Me Missouri publisher inducted into Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame

Gary Figgins, publisher of the Show-Me Missouri magazine, was inducted into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame during the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism Oct. 8-10 in Columbia.

The Tourism Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have worked in the industry a minimum of 10 years and whose contributions have significantly and measurably impacted tourism in Missouri.

Figgins has been promoting Missouri as a tourism destination for more than 20 years with his magazine – featuring places to visit throughout the state – and as a long-time member of the Missouri Travel Alliance board of directors.

Other tourism award winners include:
Marketing Campaign Award: Explore St. Louis
Pathfinder Award: Legends & Lanterns, St. Charles
Innovator Award: City of Warsaw
Navigator Media Award: Jeff Houghton, The Mystery Hour television show
Rising Star Award: Melissa Mohler, director of tourism in Clay County
Hospitality Award: Greg Maxon, Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Legislative Award: David Sater, Missouri Senator for the 29th district

In addition to the awards presentation, the conference – hosted by the Missouri Division of Tourism – features educational workshops and guest speakers who address a variety of topics related to the tourism industry.

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The Missouri Division of Tourism, a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, works to market the Show-Me State as a destination for travelers and to increase the number of tourists and travel-related spending. In FY2017, Missouri welcomed a record 42 million visitors and saw a record $16.8 billion in tourism-related spending.

Photo: Gary Figgins and Ward Franz (director of the Missouri Division of Tourism)

More information about all the award winners: https://industry.visitmo.com/news/state-tourism-awards-presented-at-annual-conference


 
 
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