Capitol Day for Tourism

Capitol Day for Tourism
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Capitol Day for Tourism 2019 will be quite different than in past years.

It will be one day instead of two days.

Also, for a number of reasons, including the passage of Amendment 1 (Clean Missouri), we will no longer be providing a pancake breakfast for legislators and their staffs in the Capitol Rotunda.

The sole focus of this year’s event will be legislative advocacy.

Those that register will be assigned to teams of 2-3 people who will be provided with informative fliers that highlight the impact and importance of tourism nationally, statewide and locally. The fact is that Missouri’s travel industry creates jobs, tax revenue and economic development. Tourism is vital to Missouri’s overall economy. Thus, continued support of Missouri’s tourism industry is critically important to continue driving revenue that strengthens the state’s overall economic health. Tourism Matters!

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

(For those coming to Jefferson City the day before)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(At a yet-to-be named venue in Jefferson City)

7:00 p.m.
Dinner on Own in Downtown Jefferson City

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Attendees are encouraged to wear ‘logo attire’ that represents their destination.

8:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Missouri Travel Council Board Meeting
(At a yet-to-be named location in Jefferson City)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Capitol Day for Tourism Briefing
How to talk to legislators, an overview of a ‘standard’ legislative meeting, tips and tricks, logistics for capitol visits, etc.
(At a yet-to-be named location in Jefferson City)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Box Lunch & Small Group Discussions
Small groups will discuss how to approach their legislative visits. Each small group will be provided with information for each legislator that they are asked to meet with, which will include contact information, counties served, and brief bio information. Groups will be provided with informational fliers that they can use during their meetings and leave behind with the legislators and their staff. Attendees will be provided with legislative directories, so they have access to photos for each legislator.
(At a yet-to-be named location in Jefferson City)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Legislative Visits
Groups will be provided with feedback forms, to report on and complete with information that is helpful and insightful regarding each visit.
(Missouri State Capitol – Jefferson City)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reconvene for Wrap-Up Discussions
(At a yet-to-be named location in Jefferson City)

4:00 p.m.
Depart Jefferson City

 Whether you are new to the Capitol or a seasoned visitor, please plan now to be a part of this grassroots event. With your help we can fill the Capitol with constituents from all across Missouri that will highlight the fact that tourism matters! We hope to see you at this important event!

 Capitol Days for Tourism is jointly sponsored by Missouri Travel Council, Missouri Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Missouri Association of Fairs & Festivals and Missouri Hotel & Lodging Association.

Capitol Day Registration

Capitol Day Registration is $25 per person.
Click here to register and pay online.