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Ken Vandruff
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kvandruff@gowichita.com
316.660.6305


Aug. 31, 2010
For immediate release


Open house celebrates new Go Wichita website


(Wichita, Kan.) - Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau formally launched its newly redesigned website during an open house reception at the Bureau's Visitor Information Center. The website's address remains gowichita.com.

The new website marks the completion of the project to upgrade this important marketing tool. Just like the many hidden treasures and surprising attractions in our city, visitors can expect the unexpected as they navigate through the new site. Pop-ups and widgets connect visitors to everything Wichita has to offer. Member listings have been integrated with Google Maps technology to give visitors and meeting planners quick access to the information they need. Additionally, some of Wichita's best-kept secrets are sprinkled throughout the new site.

The new gowichita.com has the flexibility that allows Go Wichita to highlight major community events such as the Autumn & Art Festival, Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff, the Wichita Flight Festival, and Tallgrass Film Festival just to name a few.

"We are excited about the new website, its capabilities and the future opportunities it affords us," said John Rolfe, Go Wichita president and CEO. "We hope residents and visitors will also be excited and find the new website to be a great value for planning a trip to Wichita."

The website was designed by Simpleview Inc., an integrated marketing company that specializes in building websites for convention and visitors bureaus across the country.

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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.