A fun, not frustrating passport


Applying for a passport should be a simple task that seems full of frustrations and long waits.

So this summer, stay in Missouri and enjoy a much more rewarding passport program. The Missouri Division of Tourism offers its new “It’s My MO” passport program. It encourages travelers to visit various places in the state.

“It’s going to be a great summer for travel, and this program gives visitors another reason to explore Missouri,” said Stephen Foutes, director of the Tourism Division.

As we recently reported, hundreds of locations across Missouri are featured, and attendees can visit attractions and destinations categorized into five themes: outdoors, food, culture, family fun, and sports.

In the central Missouri region, there are more than 10 state parks and historic sites to visit, including Finger Lakes State Park, Harry S Truman State Park, and Washington State Historic Site. Jefferson Landing.

Other places travelers can visit in the area are the Central Dairy Ice Cream Parlor in Jefferson City, the Capitol, and the Missouri State Penitentiary.

The Passport Program is hosted on a mobile-only platform, so there is no app to download. A user’s personal passport is sent to their mobile device once they register.

The program features a variety of Missouri tourist destinations, including parks, museums, barbecues, wineries, golf courses, and bike trails.

The announcement of the passport program took place last week during this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week. The week celebrates the tourism industry and highlights the importance of travel to local, state and national economies.

Missouri’s travel industry is supported by over 250,000 jobs and has generated over $12 billion in taxable sales.

For more details or to register for the program, visit VisitMo.com/passport.

Now that the pandemic is fading, we can’t wait to get out there and see people’s faces again. Let’s start right here in our own state.



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