KCCVA REINVIGORATES GROUP TOUR EFFORTS

Kelli Freeman to handle group travel market for destination

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Kansas City Group Tour Association (KCGTA). As the official group travel representative for the destination, KCGTA will recruit and facilitate motorcoach tours to Kansas City, including youth travel, military reunions and other groups.

KCGTA Founder & President Kelli Freeman has been affiliated with the Kansas City CVA more than 20 years. In addition to representing KC at national tradeshows such as NTA and the American Bus Association, Kelli will work with KCCVA partners to enhance the region's portfolio of group-friendly itineraries, including new focuses on agri-tourism and the culinary scene.

"The Heart of America has always been an appealing and affordable destination for the group tour market. We're thrilled to ramp up our efforts as we reenergize our group tour program," said KCCVA Vice President of Destination Services Stacy Bartlett.

According the Missouri Division of Tourism, each motorcoach visiting the state brings an estimated $22,000 in visitor spending.

For more information on the group tour market and how your business can take advantage of specialized services, contact Kelli at kfreeman@kcgta.com or 816-506-8086. As part of the partnership with the KCGTA, courtesy discounts will be available for all KCCVA members.

The KCCVA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City. Through marketing, sales and service for convention and tourism industries, the KCCVA supports a vital and growing component of the local economy-generating 45,000 jobs and $4.5 billion annually. For more information about Kansas City, go to VisitKC.com.

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