ST. CHARLES (KMOV.com) – St. Charles County is benefiting from an influx of out of state tourists.
The Missouri Tourism Commission held its quarterly meeting at the St. Charles Convention Center on Wednesday to highlight St. Charles’ successful campaign to bring in visitors. More people are visiting Missouri in 2012 compared to 2011.
"Although it certainly has been a very dry year, people do tend to travel when it's not as wet,” said Katie Steele the Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism. “So we were up about 6% this year over last year's activities. Lower gas prices have been our friend as well."
Business in the historic district is busier than ever, even though there is ongoing construction on the Blanchette Bridge.
Characters from the St. Charles Christmas Tradition program entertained the state tourism officials at the convention center this morning.