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Tourism Alliances in Kansas

      Amazing 100 Miles

The Amazing 100 Miles area covers 4,000 square miles along I-70 between Salina and Hays and 20 miles on either side. The purpose is to promote this area as a highly educational and enjoyable experience.

Contact: 785.658.2602
Email: info@amazing100miles.com

Website: www.amazing100miles.com

 
        Flint Hills Tourism Coalition

The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is an alliance of tourism marketing agencies from the 22 Flint Hills counties along with Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), and the Kansas Division of Tourism.

 

Contact: Abby Amick
Email: wcedc@embarqmail.com
PO Box 244
Alma, KS 66401

Phone: 785.765.2622
Toll Free: 866.660.2622
Cell: 785.341.2159
Website:  www.kansasflinthills.travel/
  

        I-35 Alliance

A coalition of tourism marketing partners seeks to work cooperatively to promote tourism along the I-35 corridor in Kansas. Members include Kansas City, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Ottawa, Emporia, Wichita. Membership is open to anyone within five miles of I-35.

Contact: Karen Crane, Merriam Visitors Bureau, 913/403-8999
Email: karenc@exploremerriam.com

Website: www.traveli-35.com

        I-70 Association

The purpose is to achieve an economic benefit to communities along I-70 from travelers on I-70. Membership is open to communities along the I-70 corridor.


Website: 
www.kansasi70.com


        Kansas Barn Alliance

The mission is to document, preserve and utilize Kansas barns.

Website: www.kansasbarnalliance.org

 

        Kansas Bed-and-Breakfast Association

Contact 888.572.2632
Email: info@kbba.com
Website: www.kbba.com


        Kansas Cattle Towns

This alliance is designed to promote tourism in Kansas Historic Cattle Towns and to bring together the Kansas industry members promoting the cowboy experience in order to strengthen their ability to encourage marketing partnerships with corporate industries. Members are the major cattle shipping towns during the Texas Longhorn drives to Kansas from 1867-1885: Abilene, Newton, Ellsworth, Wichita, Caldwell, Dodge City. Membership is closed to additional towns but open to individuals.

Contact: Dennis Katzenmeier, 785.472.5100, dennis@cprinting.net
Website: www.kansascattletowns.org


Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

This is our state travel office.


E-mail:  travtour@travelks.com

Phone: 785.296.2009

Website:  www.travelks.com



Kansas Scenic Byways

Designed to identify and designate scenic routes in Kansas. The program is designed for local groups to work together to preserve, promote and enhance their scenic route.

Contact: Sue Stringer, 78.296.8669

Email: Sue.Stringer@TravelKS.com

Website: www.travelks.com/ksbyways/

 

        NEKTC - Northeast Kansas Tourism Connections, Inc.
The mission of this group is to make the NEKS Tourism Region a high quality tourist destination by facilitating and encouraging networking between the communities and assisting the communities with tourism development, marketing, educational programs, and governmental representation.
 

Contact: Bob Topping, President
221 Arch St
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone
: 913.758.1959

Email: bjtopping@sbcglobal.net

Website: not available at this time

 

        NCKTR - North Central Kansas Tourism Region

Contact: Gloria Moore, ecdevo@bluevalley.net
Website: www.northcentralkansas.com

        NWKTC - Northwest Kansas Travel Council

Contact: Donna Price, 785.890.3515, cvb@goodlandnet.com
Website: www.northwestkansas.org


        Railroad Group

The purpose of Anita Cheatum's monthly e-newsletter is to get any railroad-related (historical groups, model train clubs, railroad museums, etc.) networking and sharing information.
 
Contact: Anita Cheatum, 201 E. Sherman, Kingman, KS 67068
Phone: 620.532.2142

 

        SEKTR - Southeast Kansas Tourism Region

 
        SCKTR - South Central Kansas Tourism Region
The SCKTR is committed to promoting travel to and within our 22-county region of Kansas in south-central Kansas. We offer a large variety of diverse attractions and landscapes for the traveler and visitor.

Contact: Darell Naegele,
785.643.2883  


        SVHA - Solomon Valley-Highway 24 Heritage Alliance

The alliance is organized to interpret, preserve, and promote the heritage of the Solomon Valley/Highway 24 corridor from Hoxie to Glasco. It seeks to encourage community development, awareness of the historical legacy associated with the valley, and heritage tourism. The alliance is made up of the 20 or so communities along the Solomon Valley/Highway 24 corridor between Glasco and Hoxie.

Contact: Joan Nothern, 785.568.0120


        TIAK (Travel Industry Association of Kansas)

The goals of this organization are to 1) influence government decisions that affect the travel industry; 2) develop programs which communicate the cultural, social, and economic impact of the travel industry on Kansas communities and the state; and 3) provide a forum for interaction among all sector of the travel industry.

Contact:
marlee@brightcarpenter.com
Website: www.tiak.org

        U.S.
36 Highway Association

        WWC - Wild West Country
(Southwest Kansas Tourism Region)
The group works to promote the attractions and natural resources for tourism and travel within the 22 counties represented in the southwest part of the state.

Contact: Sally Fuller, tourism@cityofliberal.org

Website: www.wildwestcountry.com