August Newsletter

We invite you to be a part of the Kansas tourism industry's "don't miss" conference of the year, October 19-21, 2020, in Liberal, KS. Enjoy inspiring speakers, valuable educational information, and fun networking opportunities. 

The Kansas Tourism division realizes that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges for our industry which may limit the ability for our tourism partners to gather at our annual tourism conference. This year, more than ever before, it is imperative that we join together to provide support and expand our recovery education.

Therefore Kansas Tourism will be providing a grant for you to cover your registration costs to attend the 2020 annual conference. Kansas has so many things to celebrate this year and we can't wait for you to be a part of the fun!

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New Community-Owned Travel Information Centers

Lebanon and Wamego have recently been added to the list as Official Community-Owned Travel Information Centers (C-TIC).  Lebanon is a Level 3 C-TIC and is located in a converted old Standard gas station.  Wamego is a Level 2 C-TIC and is located at the Chamber of Commerce/CVB office.  These partnerships across the state provide increased access to materials and information on Kansas destinations and experiences.

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Heartland Byways Conference

October 27-29, 2020 | Leavenworth, Kansas

Registration for the Heartland Byways Conference will re-open July 1. For those that previously registered for the canceled event in April, the registrations and fees will carry over to this rescheduled date. Hotel booking information and links are now live for the rescheduled dates and can be accessed at

The Kansas Byways Annual Meeting will be held prior to the conference on Monday, October 26 from 2-5 p.m. at the Home2Suites in Leavenworth. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Stringer.

Learn more about the Heartland Byways Conference →

Connect with Tourism Regions

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E-Learning U webinars are free with coupon code TravelKS.


  • All In On The Outdoors Roundtable Discussion  - Travelers are eager to get in their cars and explore the outdoors, making this a prime moment for destinations and travel brands to amplify their outdoor messages. How can we as marketers instill consumer confidence, expand our reach and create a strong foundation for the future of travel?  - MMGY
  • How Technology Is Changing What It Means To Be An Effective Marketer - Change in life is the only constant, and Search Marketing is no different. To be an effective Search Marketer, it is vital to get ahead by staying on top of trends, new technologies, and best practices in both your industry and the ecosystem as a whole. This session will cover some of the technological, strategic, and human changes occurring in the SEO and SEM space, and will provide insights on various tips, tools, and best practices to evolve your thinking. - SMX Next


  • Saturday, August 1 - Tourism Marketing Grant Closes 
  • Wednesday, August 12 - Kansas Tourism Virtual Huddle
  • Wednesday, August 26 - Kansas Tourism Virtual Huddle


  • Friday, Sept. 4 - Governor's Council on Travel and Tourism Meeting
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9 - Kansas Tourism Virtual Huddle
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Kansas Tourism Virtual Huddle


  • Wednesday, October 7 - Kansas Tourism Virtual Huddle
  • Mon-Wed, October 19-21  - Kansas Tourism Conference
  • Tues-Thurs, October 27-29 - Heartland Byways Conference

We are continuously getting new and renewing Kansas Agritourism businesses that we'd love for you to explore and highlight in your own communities! For more information on the Kansas Agritourism Program, please contact Sue Stringer.

New & Renewing in July 2020

A Fairport Knight   Russell
Silver Dollar Farms   Berryton
Berryton Grange Farm   Berryton
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