TravelKS Industry

Welcome Kansas Tourism Industry Partners

The mission of the Kansas Travel & Tourism Division is to promote and encourage the traveling public to visit and travel within Kansas and to generate and facilitate tourism and travel-related spending throughout the state by promoting recreational, historic, cultural and natural attractions.

Throughout this website, you will find information about the Travel & Tourism Division, our programs, industry news, research reports and other valuable information.

If you are a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) or an individual tourism-related entity in Kansas, you can request access to add and edit listings posted on this Web site. To request an account, please email us and provide your name, organization, address and daytime phone number.


Official Kansas Travel Guide Listing Opportunities

The guide provides inspiration and planning tools for those with an interest in traveling in Kansas. 400,000 guides are distributed annually to people who request them and at rest stops, visitor centers and events, in and out of Kansas. Additionally, an online guide is available for download on Submissions generally open mid-April.

Display advertising and lodging/dining/shopping/event listings are available for as low as $80 when reserved before the Early Bird deadline of May 31st. General listings are $85, and a highlighted general listing is $125. Listings must be approved and paid for by August 4, 2017, to be included in the 2018 Kansas Official Travel Guide. 

Listings are NOW OPEN!

Calendar Year 2015 Economic Impact of Travel on Kansas Report 

The travel sector is an integral part of the Kansas economy contributing more than $9 billion in expenditures and sustains over 90,000 jobs. Tourism Economics an Oxford Economics Company, conducted an economic impact study of tourism in Kansas using the most current data from 2015. This report enables us to quantify, track and compare the travel and tourism's importance for Kansas' vitality. 

View the report here.

2017 Marketing Opportunities Available

Marketing your business or destination is tough. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism and our partners are here to help you identify the best opportunities to put your message in front of the right people at the right time. When you participate in our co-op marketing plan, you benefit from our buying power and the media planning know-how of our marketing/advertising/PR partner, Jones Huyett Partners. Together, we've researched a multitude of media opportunities to compile what you'll find in this book - the most effective and efficient options for stretching your marketing dollars.

Download the 2017 Marketing Opportunity Booklet.

 Kansas At Your Service 

Kansas At Your ServiceThis statewide standardized customer service training, emphasizes the importance of quality customer service in the tourism and hospitality industry and equips employees of Kansas with tools and resources to better serve our visitors. Training for the web-based certification is offered at NO CHARGE and can be taken by anyone who wants to improve their customer service skills.

Take the course and learn more.