What to Know Before You Go South: A guide to the state’s tourism industry.
Travelers are still getting used to being tourists, but with so much new tourism in the works, we wanted to provide a quick guide to what to expect as the industry prepares for another round of new business.
The good news is, Missouri has plenty of options to choose from.
Missouri’s tourism bureau is expecting a bumper crop of tourists this year, with the number expected to hit more than 1.3 million by the end of 2020, according to the governor’s office.
The bureau says the state will be hosting the largest number of international tourists in the nation’s history.
Tourism will help make the state more attractive for international travelers, said Brian Kiehl, executive director of the Missouri Tourism Bureau.
Kiehs is also the director of tourism for the Missouri Association of Tourism Departments.
“We’re seeing the growth of the international tourism industry, but we’ve seen a lot of growth in tourism from domestic visitors,” he said.
Missouri is the second-most visited state in the country.
Travel agencies say the growth in international visitors is not limited to the United States.
International tourism is also expected to help Missouri compete with more developed states in the Midwest, which will likely lead to more business for tourism companies.
For those looking to make a new Missouri vacation, there are some things to keep in mind.
It’s important to know what Missouri has to offer.
“If you’re looking for a vacation in the state, don’t come to Missouri,” said Kiehls.
“Missouri is an excellent state to go for a day trip, but if you want to spend the weekend, then you’ve got to go to Kansas, Nebraska, or the Dakotas,” he added.
“Missouri has a rich history and has a long tradition of hospitality,” said Ken Niedermayer, president and CEO of the National Association of Tourists.
“It’s a great place to go and have fun.”
Missouri can be a little confusing when it comes to the basics of tourism.
It might not seem like the state has many places to see and do things.
There are only about 15 attractions and attractions on the Missouri map, and they’re usually a little more tourist-friendly than other states.
“For example, if you’re from New York, you can’t go to the New York Botanical Garden.
That’s a tourist-oriented park,” said Kris Baughman, vice president and general manager at the Missouri Department of Tourism and Commerce.
“The other day, I was in the city of St. Louis and I saw a lot more tourists walking by than I have in years.”
In addition, Missouri is also a little less crowded than some other states when it came to bars and restaurants.
“I’ve always had a hard time finding bars and eating at restaurants in the middle of the night, especially in Missouri,” Kiehm said.
“There are lots of places that are more touristy.”
The big question that travelers should be asking is, how can I go?
There are so many options, said Baughmans assistant director of research.
“But the big thing is to make sure that your budget is right for what you want.”
For example, there is a wide variety of restaurants in Missouri.
It doesn’t hurt to look at what restaurants offer the best deals.
“There are so few things that are too expensive or too expensive, but there are things that aren’t necessarily cheap,” said Baugman.
For example: restaurants can get you more than $20 per person, and the cost of a table is $20, $30, $40 or even more.
There is also an array of great deals when it is time to visit.
“When you go to a restaurant, you have a lot to do,” said Niederman.
“You’re probably in a hurry, but you don’t know what you’re going to do with the meal.”
There are also a lot options for people who don’t want to get into the restaurant business.
There’s a lot in the food truck industry, which is popular in the St. Charles area.
And there are a lot places in the area that you can get a beer.
“It’s easy to go with a local brewery, and there are many breweries that are locally owned,” said Dwayne Denson, president of the St Charles Brewers Guild.
“When you’re walking into a bar, it’s easy for them to be more welcoming, so there are lots to choose.
If you’re not looking for something specific, then I think you’ll find that there are so much options that you’ll have fun doing something different,” he concluded.
The other big thing for travelers is what to bring.
There have been plenty of stories of people who forgot to bring their own wallet.
“For most of us, it doesn’t matter what you bring,”