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Kansas Tourism

Kansas: To the Stars

In Kansas, we love fast cars and slow-cooked brisket. We touch the sky but stay grounded in the things that matter most. We live out loud and embrace the solace of silence. We conquer rocks and celebrate on the rocks. We ride like the wind and live for the water.

The Kansas experience is a salute to the real.

To the rowdy. To the wide-eyed wanderers. To the dreamers.

To The Stars

Planning your vacation to Kansas?

Find information about Kansas cities, things to do, restaurants, places to stay, events and travel tools.

Tourism is an Economic Development Driver

Every new resident is a visitor first and each new business investment begins with a trip. Tourism is the welcoming committee for capital investment. The marketing efforts of Kansas Tourism highlight the lifestyle and amenities of the state.

Tourism in Kansas

$33.7 Million

Total Visitors

$11.2 Billion

Total Economic Impact

$7 Billion

Direct Visitor Spending

$700 Million

Tax Revenues for State and Local Governments

84,400

Total Jobs Supported

$3.1 Billion

Total Generated Labor Income

Kansas Tourism Team

CONTACT

Bridgette Jobe, Director of Tourism

785-250-8253

[email protected]

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Kelli Orender, Industry Relations Manager

785-213-7420

[email protected]

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Jordan Roemerman, Marketing Manager

785-338-6066

[email protected]

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Colby Sharples-Terry, PR & Communications Manager

785-230-4888

[email protected]

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Andrea Etzel, Publications Manager & Editor, KANSAS Magazine

785-213-0126

[email protected]

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Jaimee Salalac, Administrative Specialist

785-289-7032

[email protected]

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Mona Carver, Travel Information Centers Manager

(785) 821-0543

[email protected]

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Hunter Feyerherm, Website and Database Manager

785-230-9952

[email protected]

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Carrie Doud, Fiscal & Grants Manager

(785) 249-0182

[email protected]

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