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Kansas Tourism Awards $421,820 in Attraction Development Grants

May 9, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism today announced $421,820 in Attraction Development Grants has been awarded to 10 recipients. The funding will be used to develop new tourism attractions or enhance existing sites across the state. Attraction Development Grants assist in the development of travel experiences that will influence visitors’ travel decisions.…

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Kansas Tourism Wins National Marketing Awards

Mar 9, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism recently was presented two awards from the 31st Annual North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) award competition. The “Kansas Brand Anthem Commercial” took Silver in the Destination Video Category. The “To The Story Campaign” took Bronze in the Creative Marketing Campaign Category. “Kansas Tourism continues to…

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Kansas Tourism Announces $400,000 Available in Attraction Development Grants

Feb 14, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism today announced the Attraction Development Grant program is open for applications. A total of $400,000 is available. Attraction Development Grants provide strategic economic assistance to public or private entities, or not-for-profit groups, that are developing new or enhancing existing tourism attraction in the state. The deadline…

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Department of Commerce announces $40 Million in New Housing and Tourism Grant Programs

Jan 30, 2023

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced $40 million will be made available under the ARPA Building Opportunities for the Disabled and Elderly (ABODE) and State Park Revitalization and Investment in Notable Tourism (SPRINT) grant programs. The ABODE program will provide $10 million in funding for new construction…

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Kansas Day Campaign Pays Homage to 150 Years of ‘Home on the Range’

Jan 30, 2023

TOPEKA – On Sunday, January 29, Kansas celebrated its 162nd birthday. To commemorate the day, Kansas Tourism released a video that pays tribute to the poem turned song, Home on the Range, originally penned 150 years ago near Athol. The lyrics of the world-renowned melody echo the aspirations, values and…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly $2M to Boost Tourism Industry

Oct 28, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Kansas Tourism, in partnership with the Patterson Family Foundation, is providing nearly $2 million to eight tourism projects across the state to enhance the state’s growing tourism industry. Tourism Attraction Sub-grants for Kansas (TASK) were presented by Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce…

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Kansas Tourism Announces 15 Tourism Marketing Grant Award Recipients

Oct 7, 2022

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism has announced the Tourism Marketing Grant Program recipients for 2022. The Tourism Marketing Grant is an ongoing grant program designed to assist tourism organizations or businesses with new and innovative advertising and marketing projects. Kansas Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe, along with Tourism staff, spent this week…

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New Kansas Tourism Video Showcases Racing in Kansas

Sep 12, 2022

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism has released the latest chapter in its ongoing Story Series. Full Throttle and Full Heart: Kansas Racing features Kansas native drivers sharing the magic of racing in Kansas. “The racing industry is a valuable part of the economic success in many Kansas communities,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland…

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Kansas Tourism Releases New Story Series Episode that Explores the State's Natural History

Jul 18, 2022

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism has released an inspiring promotional video exploring the state’s rich natural history and examining the fossils and rocks that tell the story of an ancient ocean-covered Kansas. Secret Kansas: Uncovering Our History is the sixth episode in the “To The Stories” Series which explores the places…

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KANSAS! Magazine Wins Gold at International Awards

Jun 15, 2022

TOPEKA – KANSAS! Magazine has received a Gold Award for its history feature titled “200 Years of the Santa Fe Trail” at the 42nd annual International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards presentation. The award-winning feature, published in fall 2021 by writer Beccy Tanner, illustrates the importance the Santa Fe Trail had…

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