Over 100 Reasons To Visit Branson This Summer

In a year that has most Americans tightening their belts from an uncertain economy, rising fuel prices and extremely devastating weather related storms across much of the country, Branson, Missouri, as a vacation destination, offers a safe haven for hard working, budget minded individuals who deserve a break from the stress of life to enjoy a short and affordable getaway with family or friends.

Branson offers an easy opportunity for you to relax, renew and recharge from these recent challenges.

The Branson community shares in many of these same concerns and our own recent flooding along the shores of our lakes, Table Rock and Taneycomo, have displaced many of our local area citizens who have temporarily or permanently lost their homes due to the rising waters.

The good news for visitors to Branson is that most of the tourist related businesses in Branson were not affected by the high waters, which are now receding.  Many of the water related attractions on or near the Lakes have reopened or will reopen very soon. The most important thing we can do as a community is to forge ahead with rebuilding and assisting our affected residents, while continuing to remind our out of town visitors that Branson as a destination is open for business and right now may be your best opportunity ever to experience huge savings on a fantastic Branson vacation.

Watch this short video for well over 100 reasons why you will absolutely love your visit to Branson!

Visiting Branson Will Save You Money!

If the over 100 Branson shows that Jim Stafford sang about on the video wasn’t enough to convince you to jump in the car and drive to Branson or catch an inexpensive flight to one of our two regional airports, perhaps some of the many money saving incentives that are waiting for you to take advantage of here in Branson will.

If the rising cost of gasoline has convinced you to cancel that summer vacation you so richly deserve, fear not, the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB and other area businesses have created several unique opportunities for you to actually spend less than usual, while gaining so much more vacation value!

The Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB is once again offering visitors a Gas Buster Discount Card. Accepted at dozens of live Branson theater shows, area attractions, lodging properties, retail shops and restaurants, the card is worth a total of $50 off purchases. Folks signed up for the 2011 Gas Buster discount card will also have a chance to win a Grand Prize Getaway to Branson!

Between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2011, the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB will give a Gas Buster discount card to anyone who presents a valid drivers’ license and a minimum of $40 in gas receipts incurred within 48 hours of their arrival at the Chamber’s Welcome Center, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Missouri Highway 248 in Branson (Google Maps Location). Gas Buster card holders are automatically entered to win the grand prize 3-day/2-night vacation in Branson, which will be awarded on September 1, 2011.

Gas Buster discount cards and the list of participating sponsors will be issued only from the Chamber/CVB Welcome Center. Business hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Gas Buster promotion runs from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2011. For more information, check out www.ExploreBranson.com or call 800-214-3661.

TravelZoo.com recently selected Branson as it’s featured destination of the week while showcasing special discount offers to it’s 23 Million subscribers from such popular Branson attractions as Silver Dollar City, Branson Zipline Canopy Tours, and the Hamner Barber Variety Show.  Check out the money saving specials currently being promoted by TravelZoo.com.

The Missouri Division of Tourism has teamed up with MacDonald’s restaurants with a unique money-saving promotion called Roadtrip Rewards that will allow you to save big on Missouri fun at hundreds of exciting destinations across the entire state of Missouri including tons of live shows and attractions in Branson!  Simply bring your next MacDonald’s receipt to one of the participating destinations and receive instant savings.  Visit RoadtripRewards.com for all the details.

Make plans to visit Branson and experience all the exciting year-round activities waiting for you in the beautiful Ozarks.  There is so much to do in Branson, you’ll want to come back again and again!

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