Kansas tourism headed for long recovery from ‘depression’


Kansas tourism will need years before it fully recovers from a devastating blow caused by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While there are signs that travel and sightseeing are starting to rebound, the state's top tourism official projected an incremental recovery for the state's $7 billion industry.

"It's going to be slow," Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe warned lawmakers this week.

"After 9/11, it took a year and a half to two years for the travel industry to recover," Jobe told a panel of lawmakers studying the economic recovery from the pandemic.

"Most people . . .


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