Happy August. First off, I want to thank Colby Sharples-Terry, Kansas Tourism PR and Communications Manager, for filling in for me last month for this column. I don’t remember now exactly what was going on that had put me so far behind, but Colby did a fantastic job of covering for me. It was a great example of how a strong team should operate. When one member gets behind, someone else is there to hold them up. I am very thankful to have a strong team holding me up at Kansas Tourism.
We are moving into a very busy time of year. Marketing Grants just closed and we will be announcing awardees later this month. The first round of Attraction Development Grants is now open. The Kansas Tourism Conference is just around the corner. If you have not attended this conference in the past, I strongly encourage you to do so. This conference is your best opportunity for you to meet and learn from tourism partners across the state and to hear from nationally recognized speakers on various tourism topics. It will be well worth your time.
I want to take a moment to remind you to update your fall events and listings on TravelKS.com. Our website traffic is growing significantly, and we want to make sure that we are showing your most up-to-date information.
I hope that you all enjoy these final days of the summer break. Keep up the good work of inviting folks to visit our Sunflower State.
To The Stars,