WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 1, 2013 - Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates $3 million in economic development will be generated due to a busy week for conventions and sports in the Wichita area. Go Wichita predicts hotels will be near capacity this weekend because of several conventions and groups visiting the Air Capital including:
- Mid America Youth Basketball Boys National Tournament will use 4,000 rooms
- Midwest Catholic Family Conference will use 1,030 rooms
- American Miniature Horse Association Central Championship Show will use 620 rooms
"Go Wichita works daily with our members and partners to encourage more visitors to experience our wonderful city," said Go Wichita President and CEO Susie Berglund Santo. "When you include the NBC World Series into the equation, Wichita will be a very popular place to be this weekend."
Throughout the week, Go Wichita has been working with hotel partners to direct visitors to available rooms.
"Thousands of guests will be enjoying our community's amenities, and Go Wichita knows they will love what they find," Santo said. "It is an honor to work with our partners to help bring economic development to Wichita."
# # #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.