(Please note bolded updates are new)
  • Meredith Publications has extended their early-bird discount for the 2021 Kansas Travel Guide display ads until August 15.  Please contact Mark Rosenbaum for more info.
  • Our marketing team has developed posters to use for physical distancing and handwashing. Download here.
  • U.S. Travel released the #TravelConfidently, a shared responsibility toolkit. We encourage you to incorporate these resources in your own communications and share with your partners.
  • The new Kansas Gear Store is live at TravelKS.com. You can find it in our website header slider, by looking under the "Travel Tools" tab, or click over directly at this link
  • Due to construction, brochure delivery to the Belle Plaine TIC MUST be made through UPS or FEDEX only Monday – Friday deliveries.  If you must use USPS, contact Christy Scott directly for details. The construction is scheduled from March 16 - Approximately November 1, 2020.

Sponsored by Kansas Tourism Division and TIAK

Date:  Wednesday, July 15, 1-2 p.m.

Exploring the Authenticity of the Tourist Experience in Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by Alicia Sanchez, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Wichita State University and Quang Nguyen, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Wichita State University


3 For 3 Segment on Sports
Presented by Sports KS Members
Meeting ID: 920 2514 3395
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We're highlighting good news and great ideas from around Kansas. If you see something that impresses you, send it to Kelli.Hilliard@ks.gov.

  • Abilene was selected by USA Today 10Best as the 2nd best historic small town in the USA.
  • Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau has been doing a weekly virtual Bingo night to educate visitors and residents with fun facts about Manhattan.  Two winners receive a $25 gift card!
  • The Kansas Sampler Foundation has partnered with the Office of Rural Prosperity to find young professionals between the ages of 21-39 who can identify as rural. Contact marci@kansassampler.org for more info on Power Up & Go.
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How Tourism Brands can use Digital Marketing to Recover after a Crisis

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Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 1PM Central

Market downturns are especially hard on tourism businesses, but their recoveries are an opportunity to win travelers back. In this session you'll learn about what's worked in the past, what's unique about this market turnaround and how you can effectively re-introduce your brand to the world.

Marketing today has no shortage of opportunities that are all pulling for our budgets, but the best marketers are able to select the right tactics for their brands. In this session, you'll learn how some of the smartest tourism brands allocate their time and money, and how you can apply that to your own marketing strategy.

Stop Sending Newsletters: The Secret to eMail Marketing Success For Tourism

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Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 1PM Central

CVBs, DMOs, hotels, attractions, airports…everyone knows email marketing is important. In fact, McKinsey indicates that email marketing is 4,300% more effective that social media. Most travel and tourism businesses are not seeing returns like this, though, and it's because they are relying on newsletter to build conversions. In this webinar you'll learn how to shift your email strategy beyond newsletters to a sophisticated, personalized tactic that will earn you up to $43 for every dollar invested.