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KANSAS CITY TOURISM HITS RECORD IN 2012

KANSAS CITY TOURISM HITS RECORD IN 2012

October 28, 2013
New research reveals Kansas City hosted 22.3 million visitors in 2012, an increase of 2.4 percent over 2011 and a new record for the destination. This total surpasses the previous record set before the recession in 2008, when 22.1 million travelers...
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KANSAS CITY CVA WELCOMES NEW MANAGER

KANSAS CITY CVA WELCOMES NEW MANAGER

August 28, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Carolyn Anderson as social media manager. A Kansas City native, Carolyn brings to the KCCVA more than nine years of experience in...
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KCCVA ANNOUNCES INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO

KCCVA ANNOUNCES INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO

June 25, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) announced today that Jon Stephens will serve as interim president and CEO beginning July 1. Stephens has served on the KCCVA board of directors for more than five years, where...
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KANSAS CITY CVA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF CEO

KANSAS CITY CVA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF CEO

June 14, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) announced today that Rick Hughes will step down as president and CEO on June 30, 2013. Hughes joined the KCCVA in February 2003 and is the longest-serving president in the...
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MEMBERS OF LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY HONORED

MEMBERS OF LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY HONORED

May 03, 2013
Kansas City, Mo. - Mayor Sly James welcomed nearly 600 people from the tourism and hospitality industry on Thursday, May 2, at the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association's (KCCVA) Annual Meeting, held at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand...
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KCCVA REINVIGORATES GROUP TOUR EFFORTS

KCCVA REINVIGORATES GROUP TOUR EFFORTS

April 29, 2013
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...
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FOUR LARGE CONVENTIONS CHOOSE KC FOR FUTURE YEARS

FOUR LARGE CONVENTIONS CHOOSE KC FOR FUTURE YEARS

April 17, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) announces four major convention bookings for future years. These groups represent civic, corporate, ecclesiastical and academic associations and will put a combined total of more...
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STEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF 7 KANSAS CITY MOVIES

STEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF 7 KANSAS CITY MOVIES

April 05, 2013
Kansas City, Mo.-Whether based on actual events or pure make believe, several feature films have focused on Kansas City and the lives of people who have lived here. And much to the delight of moviegoers, there's plenty to see after the credits roll. Go...
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JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH JAMS IN KC

JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH JAMS IN KC

April 01, 2013
Designated by the United States Conference of Mayors and for the first time ever in 2013, April is International Jazz Appreciation Month. To honor Kansas City's most treasured tradition, several attractions and jazz establishments offer exhibits and...
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