KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Visit KC, the region’s leading hospitality and tourism organization, announces today eight major convention bookings for future years. These groups represent the sports, religious, education, multi-cultural and multi-level marketing segments. Together, these meetings will generate a combined total of more than $32 million into the local economy. Economic impact is based upon a combination of attendance and room nights.
Today’s largest announcement—and the third-largest booking secured this year—is Scentsy, Inc. The direct selling company of home and personal fragrances, with consultants in more than 11 countries, will bring 7,000 consultants to KC in July 2017, generating nearly 7,500 room nights and an economic impact of more than $6.6 million.
“Our initial attraction to Kansas City is its central location to a large population of our perspective attendees, abundant meeting space and hotel options and competitive rates,” said Eldon Gale, director of events at Scentsy, Inc. “Perhaps more importantly, what sealed the deal was the abundance of dining, nightlife, entertainment, shopping and Kansas City’s overall atmosphere. Kansas City is on the move and we are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase its riches to our attendees.”
Other conventions announcing their selection of KC for future years include:
“Our new streetcar, affordability, arts and culture, culinary scene and sports teams are creating nationwide buzz,” said President & CEO Ronnie Burt. “The investments of our partners in and around the city are getting attention. Our sales team is laser focused on performance and driving results. We are thrilled that visitors, meeting planners and convention attendees are taking notice.”
About Visit KC
Visit KC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City. Through marketing, sales and service of the convention and tourism industries, Visit KC supports a vital and growing component of the local economy—generating more than 46,000 jobs and $5.1 billion in economic impact annually. For more information about Kansas City, go to VisitKC.com.
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