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Updates You Should Know

(Please note bolded updates are new)
  • Governor Laura Kelly announced that Kansas will move into a Modified Phase 2 in her plan to reopen the state. For more information on the reopening plan, please visit the official Kansas COVID-19 website
  • The early bird Travel Guide Listing deadline is May 31st. Early bird listings are $80, general listings are $90, and a highlighted general listing is $130. All listing musted be entered by June 15th and paid for by July 1st, 2020*, to be included in the 2021 Kansas Official Travel Guide.
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Travel Industry Association of Kansas hosted the Kansas Tourism Industry COVID-19 Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, featuring Kansas State Fair General Manager Robin Jennison on the 2020 Kansas State Fair and a presentation from Karyl Leigh Barnes, President / Tourism (DCI) Destination Counsellors International on how to engage media / travel journalists during COVID 19. You can find the recording here.
  • We will not have a Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, May 27
  • Kansas Tourism and TIAK are requesting feedback on our joint Weekly Virtual Meetings. Please fill out this quick, 4-minute survey to help us make sure that we are providing you with the information and resources that you need, while also making sure that we are sensitive to your time and needs. 
  • The next Governor’s Council on Travel and Tourism meeting will be held virtually on Friday, June 5, 9 AM to Noon. Information on how you can watch the meeting and public comment instructions will be posted on next week.  Watch for more information in the next few days. 

*Payment for travel guide listings is due on July 1st. We understand that because of the unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19,  budgets are being reevaluated. To accommodate these sudden changes, we’re offering to extend the payment deadline to December 15, 2020.  Please email Andrea to take advantage of this opportunity.

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