Kansas tourism http://kmuw.org en Richard Crowson: Kansas Tourism http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-kansas-tourism <p>In 2012 the state of Kansas ranked in the bottom five for tourism, to no one’s surprise hereabouts. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 23330 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Kansas Tourism The Job: Get People To Visit Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/job-get-people-visit-wichita <p>Wichita’s convention business drives about $45 million a year to the city’s economy.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a competitive business, marketing the city and promoting tourism.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau got a new leader late last year, Susie Santo, who is excited about promoting Wichita to the rest of the country.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 12:57:46 +0000 Carla Eckels 17392 at http://kmuw.org The Job: Get People To Visit Wichita Tourism Is Big Business In Kansas, $8 Billion In 2011 http://kmuw.org/post/tourism-big-business-kansas-8-billion-2011 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State officials say travel and tourism in Kansas generated almost $8 billion in 2011. Becky Blake, the state director of tourism, says 32 million people visited Kansas in 2011 -- and each visitor spent about $236.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:25:54 +0000 J. Schafer 16454 at http://kmuw.org Tourism Is Big Business In Kansas, $8 Billion In 2011