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Save the date! The Explore St. Louis Annual Meeting & Hospitality Heroes Recognition Program will be held on Thursday, September 13th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Ferrara Theatre & Grand Atrium at America’s Center. Invitations are scheduled to be sent out 3-4 weeks prior to the event.

2019 Official St. Louis Visitors Guide
If your property has not updated your listing for the 2019 Official St. Louis Visitors Guide, please contact Michelle Webb at If you venue has something new to share for 2018, please contact Jen Hollenkamp at as soon as possible.

The Missouri Division of Tourism announced Mr. Ward Franz will serve as the director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, the state agency within the Department of Economic Development that works to promote the Show-Me State as a tourist destination. The commission also announced that Lori Simms will become deputy director of tourism. She has held several positions within the division, most recently serving as interim director following the retirement of Director Dan Lennon.