Missouri tourism officials: ‘We want you to come to Kansas City’
The Missouri tourism and cultural industries are planning a campaign to attract more visitors to Kansas.
In a letter to Missouri Gov.
Eric Greitens, Missouri Tourism Commissioner Dan Denson and other officials are encouraging visitors to visit the state.
They are calling on tourists to come here to enjoy the state’s rich history and culture, while also considering Kansas City.
The letter comes amid a wave of cancellations and cancellations after Kansas City’s Republican mayor and city council declared a state of emergency Monday, which could affect hotel occupancy, restaurants and other business.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James and council member Dan Jones, both Republicans, have said they want to stay put and not get involved in politics.
Missouri tourism leaders, however, are hoping to convince people to visit and that is what they plan to do, Denson said.
Kansas Tourism and Cultural Commission spokeswoman Ashley E. White said she could not immediately say how many people have signed up for the campaign.
A letter from the Missouri Tourism and Economic Development Association says that more than a million visitors visited Missouri last year.
It said Missouri has more than 1.6 million people living in the state, a population of more than 11 million people.
It said Missouri hosts more than 5,000 festivals each year, including the annual Missouri Blues Festival, the state-of-the-art Blues Festival and the Missouri Folk Festival.