Q: What is Visit Joplin MO?
Visit Joplin MO is a not-for-profit organization that serves as the area's destination expert. We offer complimentary services which include arranging site tours, checking hotel and meeting space availability, and connecting you to local attractions.
Q: Why is Visit Joplin MO valuable to a visitor, business traveler, or meeting planner?
Visit Joplin MO is your destination expert. No matter the size of your group, we act as a neutral resource, assisting as a liaison when planning for a convention, business, or leisure travel. We are happy to assist planners with providing conference materials (such as name badges, lanyards, welcome bags) and suggest out-of-conference activities to allow individuals to take advantage of our local treasures.
Q: If Visit Joplin MO doesn’t charge for their services, how do they make money?
We operate on and manage funds collected through the City of Joplin Transient Guests Tax, which assesses a 4% tax on sleeping accommodations at all lodging properties within the City of Joplin tax base.
Q: Why are meetings and tourism important to Visit Joplin MO?
Travel and tourism enhances the quality of life for a local community by providing jobs, bringing in tax dollars for improvement of services and infrastructure, and attracting facilities like restaurants, shops, festivals, and cultural and sporting venues that cater to both visitors and locals.