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about the
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

 

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau and Visitors Center is a non-profit organization, (501C6), funded through a 3% Guest Tax collected by hotels, motels, cabins, bed & breakfasts and vacation homes for room nights sold within the county.

We are the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Pulaski County Missouri, organized for the sole purpose of promotion of tourism and the comprehensive marketing of our destination, in order to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base.
The revenue that we receive is used to market Pulaski County Missouri as a tourist destination in a variety of media outlets from internet marketing tools, print, radio, cable, billboards to tradeshow participation. Our reach in marketing is much further out in order to obtain those overnight stays, with agressive campaigns that our local businesses are unable to fund on their own. With this marketing comes servicing the tourists. Assisting them with information and resources, planning motor coach, group and reunion itineraries and collecting of information about our Pulaski County partners and events. The Bureau also operates a state-of-the-art Visitors Center located north of Interstate 44, Exit 161.
I welcome you to visit Pulaski County USA, A Welcome Place In America's Heartland.

Beth Wiles, CDME
Executive Director

Certifications

Beth Wiles, CDME


Certified Destination Management Executive
Recognized by the Destination Management Organization, (DMO) industry as its highest educational achievement, CDME is an advanced educational program for experienced DMO professionals seeking career advancement. Offered through Destination Marketing International Association (DMAI) core curriculum includes Strategic Issues and Planning, Marketing Plan and Budget Development, and Leadership Development. Additional required courses consist of Advocacy, Sales, Community Branding, Partnerships, Economic Development, Regional Planning, Sports Marketing, among others. The CDME program requires recertification every 4 years.

Karen Hood, CTIS


Certified Travel Industry Specialist

The American Bus Association (ABA) created the Certified Travel Industry Specialist (CTIS) Program to provide an opportunity for members of our industry to gain practical business and industry-specific knowledge to build a strong business reputation for the industry. These continuing education programs were created exclusively for the motorcoach and group travel industry and extend the benefits of professional education past our industry shows and into your business. ABA has partnered with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). These rigorous, demanding but essential courses, designed exclusively for the motorcoach and group tour industry, introduce new concepts in the industry and expand professional and personal skills.

Be sure to stop in our Visitors Center!

Hours of Operations: 

Open 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday Year Round
Saturdays 9am - 3pm May through September
Sundays 9am - 3pm Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. 

We offer over 750 brochures highlighting attractions across the state of Missouri.  A great resource for planning your next vacation and quick getaway!
 

Other Amenities

  • Free wireless
  • Access to weather and MODOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) online reports
  • Clean restroom facilities
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Souvenirs; Route 66, Frogs, Patriotic Bears, genealogy books
  • Brochures and maps
  • Snacks, Pepsi products and water available for purchase

The staff is here to assist you in organizing your visit to our county. Whether you are a leisure traveler, group planner or tour operator we want to insure that your stay in Pulaski County is enjoyable and memorable.

You may contact us by calling 573-336-6355 or toll free 1-877-858-8687.

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Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
137 Saint Robert Boulevard - Suite A ~ Saint Robert, Missouri (U.S.A.)  65584
Phone:  573.336.6355 / Toll Free:  877.858.8687 / Fax:  573.336.2985
email@pulaskicountyusa.com

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