By John Molloy”My main goal in the first half of this season was to get some good information out there,” says Matt Crampton, a marketing consultant from Kansas City, Missouri.
“That’s why I spent the first six months in Austin, Texas, trying to find information and get people to come to Kansas City.”
“It was exciting to see the diversity of Kansas City,” adds John Mott, who spent a few months in Kansas City as a tourist in 2015.
“Kansas City is such a diverse city.
There are so many places to go, so many interesting things to see.”
We caught up with John Mollen and Matt Cramspton to talk about what the next four months are going to look like for Kansas City and the state’s tourism industry.1.
Where is the best place to visit?
The state of Kansas has one of the most diverse tourism environments in the US, with many areas and regions boasting more than a dozen hotels and restaurants.
But what makes Kansas City such an appealing city for visitors?
“Kansas City has such a strong and diverse cultural and economic base,” says Tom Bohn, a professor of tourism and public affairs at the University of Kansas.
“I’m not saying that it’s all white, or it’s mostly white, but it’s really diverse.”
“Kansas is the epicenter of the Midwest and North America,” says Cramptons, “and it has a lot of really unique, unique places that are worth visiting.”2.
What can I expect in the coming months?
Tourism in Kansas is booming, says Matt.
“We’re doing really well,” he says.
“It’s just the pace is really, really good.
There’s so much more we can do to attract people and to get them out and see it.
We’re going to have a lot more events coming up this summer, and the city is really starting to look a little bit different.”
What are the key takeaways from the 2016/17 season?”
If you’re looking for something really exciting, I would definitely go to Kansas.”3.
What are the key takeaways from the 2016/17 season?
We asked a panel of Kansas tourism experts for their thoughts on the state of the tourism industry, and they were unanimous.1) The most exciting things about the season are the diversity.
“The diversity of the city of Kansas is absolutely staggering,” says John Mett.
“The diversity is incredible, the culture is fantastic, the restaurants are fantastic.
The food is fantastic.
It’s just that the city’s so big and diverse that you can just find the things you need and don’t need.”
Kansas has the best tourism in the country.
The best places to visit are Kansas City.
“You can go to the city parks and walk the city streets, which is an incredible experience. “
In Kansas City there are a lot, and that’s what makes it really exciting,” says Mott.
“You can go to the city parks and walk the city streets, which is an incredible experience.
There will be a lot going on in the city during the summer, so you’re going from day to night and you can go all over the city and see different things.”3) The city’s population is growing.
“With the population growth, the number of people that can go anywhere in Kansas and visit is going up,” says Bohn.
“So, it’s going to get even bigger in the next few years.”4) There is lots of room to grow.
“There’s a lot that is really exciting about Kansas,” says Dwayne Gurney, a senior tourism marketing consultant at the State of Kansas, and a member of the Kansas Tourism Commission.
“Even if you’re a big city, you have a ton of options for things to do in Kansas.
I think it’s one of those cities that, if you want to do something really special, it can be done anywhere.”5) Kansas City’s infrastructure is the future.
“When you have an area like Kansas City that has a high level of infrastructure, and you have really good roads and bridges and so on, you can have a really good experience,” says Gurny.
“Those are the types of things that will make the city better.”
“We’re going back to the basics,” says Simeon Jones, the director of Kansas Tourism’s Marketing and Operations.
“At the end of the day, Kansas City is just a great city to live in, visit and enjoy, and we are going back there.”