April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:35 p.m. CST
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Springfield tourism officials know high
fuel prices may keep some people closer to home this summer.
So they're offering to kick in their share of the gas.
Visitors who travel less than 300 miles, stay for two nights in
one of 34 Springfield hotels and buy tickets for the Wonders of
Wildlife Museum and Aquarium can receive a 40-dollar gift card to
The Springfield Visitors and Convention Bureau began the ``We'll
Buy Your Gas'' promotion a month ago and says it's received a lot
of interest in it.
The campaign mirrors a similar promotion in Branson, which
started reimbursing visitors for gas five years ago.