December Newsletter

Official 2021 Kansas Travel Guide

Have you seen the new 2021 Kansas Travel Guide yet?  Soon you'll be able to order these thru the Extranet portal which we ship to you free of charge.  If you need access to the portal please let Kelli know.  If you'd like to download the front cover to promote on your website you can do that here by using the password 2021TG.

Website Updates

Make sure to check out the new subcategories for your website listings.  Following is what has been added recently that will populate once the website redesign is launched next year.

  • Art & Entertainment – Murals
  • Food - Catering, Sweet Treats
  • Shopping - Attraction Gift Shop, Western Wear, Boutiques, Food & Drink Shop, Home Goods & Décor, Sports & Outdoor
  • Travel Tools - Motorcoach Friendly, Wedding Venues

KANSAS! Magazine

In honor of KANSAS! Magazine's 75th anniversary, Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed December 1st as "KANSAS! Magazine Day." Celebrate with us by liking the Facebook page! 

To celebrate the holidays, KANSAS! and TILL American Wheat Vodka are hosting a FREE virtual cocktail hour with local spirits and bartending experts on Wednesday, December 9th at 6PM Central.  To make this happy-hour event extra special, when you RSVP you'll receive a link to a digital cocktail guide. It's loaded with farm-to-cocktail recipes specially crafted by TILL Vodka with Kansas in mind!


Governor's Council on Travel & Tourism

The next GCTT meeting will be held virtually Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9 AM Central Time.  There will be a time set aside on the agenda for public comment.  Public comments may be submitted in advance to or during the meeting through “raising your hand” in the chat window.  Each person providing public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.  To participate in the virtual meeting please register below.

Register Here

Articles & Research


  • Friday, Dec 4 - Governor's Council on Travel & Tourism Mtg
  • Wednesday, Dec 16 - Virtual Huddle
  • December 24-25 - State Offices Closed


  • Friday, Jan 1 - State Offices Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan 13 - Virtual Huddle
  • Monday, Jan 18 - State Offices Closed
  • Friday, Jan 29 - Kansas Day


  • Wednesday, Feb 3 - Destination Statehouse
  • Wednesday, Feb 17 - Virtual Huddle

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 November 2020

Grassland Gardens Miltonvale
Long Pumpkin Patch Great Bend
Mettenburg Farm Ent., LLC Princeton
Rivers Lodge & Hunt Club, LLC LaCygne
The Extra Mile Horseback Rides Randolph
Walker Gamebirds & Hunting Preserve Harveyville
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