ST. LOUIS – St. Louis leaders are celebrating people in the hospitality and tourism industries on Thursday.

Mayor Tishaura Jones will be giving out the hospitality heroes award during the annual Explore St. Louis meeting. The award goes to workers who have gone above and beyond to promote St. Louis travel, tourism, and events.

The Explore St. Louis meeting is at 11:15 p.m. in the America’s Center Convention Complex downtown.