Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau is making sure visitors and locals alike know about the $1 billion dollar tourism industry in Wichita. As a part of National Travel and tourism Week activities May 3-11, Go Wichita is launching a number of initiatives to boost the travel effect in Wichita including a free ticket giveaway for May 10.

To educate locals about Wichita’s many amenities, Go Wichita is partnering with some of the city’s top attractions for the city’s first “Play Day.” On May 4, gowichita.com will allow people to register for two free tickets to one of the following area attractions: Botanica, Exploration Place’s dome and MiniGolf, The Kansas African American Museum, Kansas Aviation Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, Museum of World Treasures, Old Cowtown Museum, Sedgwick County Zoo, Tanganyika Wildlife Park and Wichita Art Museum. After registering, people can collect their tickets in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday, May 10 at Go Wichita’s office, 515 S. Main, Suite 115. People are encouraged to register early because only 100 free tickets for each attraction will be given away.

“Thanks to the generous donation of these tickets from our partners, people will have first-hand knowledge about what makes Wichita a top Midwest destination,” said Go Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo. “We’re giving Wichitans the ability to experience some of our great attractions so they can help promote all there is to do in our city.”

Play Day is part of the larger National Travel and Tourism Week dedicated to highlighting the importance of the travel industry before peak summer travel.

“When your friends and family are planning their summer leisure time, why not encourage a visit to Wichita?” Santo said. “Between the great attractions, festivals, theaters, concerts, sporting events and more, there is always something going on.”

Visit gowichita.com to learn more about these and other Wichita area activities and to collect your free Play Day tickets.

About Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau
Go Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Go Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Berglund Santo. In 2012, nearly $1 billion was spent by visitors to the Wichita area.

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About Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2013 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the Wichita MSA.