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Hannibal tourism officials looking to attract more Canadians

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Hannibal tourism officials are trying to ramp up the number of people coming to America's hometown, and they're targeting one group in particular.

The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau is teaming up with the Missouri Division of Tourism in the new international outreach.

Hannibal's Tourism Director, Gail Bryant says new research shows Canadians are particularly interested in historic figures from Missouri, and Hannibal was on the list of places they wanted to see.

"It's about Mark Twain, to see the Boyhood Home, of course the cave, the riverboat, and all the other attractions that we have. Also with the Molly Brown Museum, the Hannibal History museum. There's lots of things for visitors to see in Hannibal," said Bryant. "Survey cards show that it's a high percentage, about 80% go to the Boyhood home when they come to Hannibal but they stop and they spend more time here, so it's good."

Bryant says starting next spring promotional videos as well as pamphlets will be sent out through Brand USA to Canadian tourism offices.

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