I don’t know about you, but I have been able to attend several meetings in person in the last few weeks, and it has been fantastic. Seeing people in person, actual real hugs, and all the feels that I took for granted and missed so much in the past year are coming back. Our beloved tourism industry is started to blossom again. I hope you are also feeling the excitement.
Kansas Tourism has many changes on the horizon and I truly believe this is our time to blossom as the state tourism division. Final preparations are being made for our reorganization as we will become a division of the Kansas Dept of Commerce on July 1. Our physical moving week is June 28 – July 2, so please remember that we may be a little hard to get hold of during some of those dates. For best up to date news during our move, we will keep you updated on the Kansas Tourism Industry Facebook page.
I do want to give a very special shout out to our retiring Kansas Tourism Agritourism and Byways Manager, Sue Stringer. Sue’s passion for these two programs inspires me and her knowledge is going to be impossible to replace. But at the same time, the entire Kansas Tourism team is so happy for Sue as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Sue – thank you for a job well done. You have made Kansas proud.
Kansas Tourism will be posting this position in July after we get settled into our new office space.
I hope to see you on the road soon.
To The Stars.