Monday, August 27, 2012

Southwest Airlines Pep Rally in Branson

Southwest Airlines held a rally today to announce that it will begin flying out of the Branson Airport in March 2013 and will offer daily flights to Chicago, Houston and Dallas plus Orlando on Saturdays.,0,3988778.story

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Last Weekend for Silver Dollar City's Moonlight Madness

This is your last weekend to enjoy Silver Dollar City's Moonlight Madness extended hours (open until 10:00 PM).

Not only do you get to enjoy riding the rollercoasters and giant barn swing in the dark, but they also offer a range of discounts after 7:00 PM. Make sure not to miss the $5 burger and fries followed up by $2 Coke Floats at the ice cream parlor.

If you get there after 5:00 PM you'll even get a discount on your admission ticket ($25).

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Branson Airport: New Direct Flights to Phoenix and Austin

The Branson Airport announced on Monday, June 27th that Frontier Airlines will be adding new direct flights to Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas. This will be seasonal service, for now at least, with the Phoenix flights running between 9/16-12/14 and the Austin flights from 9/17-12/10.

This is a great move for Branson fans living in the southwest and we can only hope that the ridership on these routes will be strong enough to justify an extension of the service.

Branson Discounts with Groupon, Living Social, and the Like

If you visit the Branson Bargain Sites page, you'll notice a few recent additions. For better or worse Groupon-type sites dominate modern social commerce and our patch of the Missouri Ozarks is not unaffected.

For the budget-savy Branson traveler this can mean some great deals if you know where to look. Many of these deal sites are focused on Springfield but often feature Branson restaurants and attractions so it isn't a bad idea to monitor them regularly. Here are the ones worth watching:

If you are interested in Branson vouchers, you'll want to make sure to sign up for the Springfield, Missouri e-mails. If you have a smartphone, Groupon offers an App for Android and iPhones allowing you to save some paper by simply showing your deal using your phone.

This site, operated by KY3, features daily, weekly, and secondary deals. Branson is featured on occasion in the daily deals, Clay Cooper and Montana Mike's were on the recently for example, and they have a specific section for Branson deals.

You'll want to sign up for the Springfield, Missouri emails. Like Groupon, Living Social also offers apps for Android and iPhones with paperless redemption. If you join using the above link you'll get $5 in deal bucks to start your deal hunting.

As with any deal, if you enjoy your meal, adventure, or stay considering rewarding the business with your patronage in the future.

There is at least one more southwest Missouri deal site on the horizon and I'll report on that when it launches.

Please feel free to share your experiences with and reviews of these sites in the comments to help your fellow travelers.

As always, thanks for visiting the site and happy travels!