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September 23, 2014, 5:23 am
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Tourism Week Focuses On ''Hometown Travelers,'' Encouraging Local Residents To Take A ''Staycation'' This Year

After years of encouraging people from around the country or around the world to visit Springfield, city officials are focusing on a new market… getting local residents to take a “staycation” right here in town. 


As National Tourism Week gets underway, Mayor Mike Houston and city tourism officials are encouraging local residents to be “hometown travelers,” and take advantage of the city’s many attractions… from the Presidential Museum and Lincoln’s Home to lesser-known sites like the Illinois Military History Museum. 


Kim Rosendahl with the Convention and Visitors Bureau says it’s easy to take the local treasures for granted, and hopes people will see an opportunity to save gas and money by enjoying local attractions this summer.

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