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Tourism Means Big Dollars for Kansas

Rt66 Flickr_Kansas-TourismState officials say tourism is big business in Kansas - bigger than you might think. Becky Blake is the tourism director with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Blake says Kansas will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week next week. To plan your own trip in Kansas, visit


State Officials Tout KS Tourism  (2nd newscast version)

State officials say travel and tourism in Kansas generated almost $8 billion in 2011. Becky Blake, the state director of tourism, says 32 million people visited Kansas in 2011 -- and each visitor spent about $236.  

Blake says some of the top travel destinations in Kansas include the Flint Hills, Cheyenne Bottoms, the Underground Salt Museum and Cosmosphere in Hutchinson and the famous frontier town of Dodge City.

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