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National Tourism Week 2018

National Tourism Week is May 6-10, but so many amazing events are happening in Emporia during that time, we’ve decided to celebrate early! In honor of National Tourism Week, the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau presents a series of events showing off some of the best Emporia has to offer. Tuesday, May 1 The Wild…

How to become an AirBnB host

Do you have a secret dream to run a bed & breakfast, but you’re not sure how to begin? Do you have a guest room that only sees guests a couple of times a year? Are you interested in earning extra income? Becoming an Airbnb (or similar online marketplace for lodging services) host might be for…

Shop Local Online in Emporia this season!

The Christmas holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we know how hectic it is to do all that shopping. If you would rather snuggle under a blanket and buy all your gifts from the comfort of your couch, this article is for you. And no, we’re not talking about Amazon! Several of our local Emporia…

Emporians Lead the Nation in Establishing Veterans Day

As part of our celebration of all Veterans, we would like to share some history with you. Below is the story of Veterans Day, originally published in the Emporia Gazette in 2003. A DAY TO HONOR VETERANS Published in The Emporia Gazette on November 1, 2003 By Roberta Birk Mlynar Special to The Emporia Gazette…

Emporia CVB wins SIX AWARDS from Travel Industry Association of Kansas!

The Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has six new trophies to display in the Visitors Center at 719 Commercial Street. Emporia CVB staff attended the Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK) annual Tourism Conference this week in Garden City, Kansas. The three day conference is an opportunity for tourism professionals across the state to network and…

Emporia CVB Offers 2nd Round of Tourism Grants

EMPORIA, Kansas, July, 5, 2017 – – The deadline for the second round of tourism grant applications is Tuesday, August 1. The Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Tourism Grant Program was established to enhance and strengthen the positive economic impact of the tourism industry on our community.  Limited funds are available and will be…

4 Ways to Unplug Your Kids While on the Road

Are you dreading taking a road trip with your kids this summer? Don’t want your kids to just plug in to the screens and check out? Children have a harder time keeping themselves entertained on a long drive, and it can be a challenge for parents to keep the kids busy without resorting to just…

Welcome National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees!

Welcome to Emporia Ashli Skura Dreher of Youngstown, New York; Jonathan Gillentine of Honolulu, Hawaii; Matinga Ragatz of Grand Ledge, Michigan; Joseph D. Ruhl of Lafayette, Indiana; and Bob Williams of Palmer, Alaska, the 2017 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame annually honors five teachers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to…

Emporia’s water is some of the best in the world

Emporia has bragging rights thanks to the dedicated staff of the Emporia Public Works Water Treatment Plant. During four of the last five years, Emporia has been a top 5 contender in the Municipal Water category in the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Our crowning achievement was in 2013 when Emporia took first place…

National Tourism Week

National Tourism Week

Next week we will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (May 1-7, 2016). NTTW was established by Congressional resolution in 1983 and is the annual salute to travel in America. Saluting and celebrating travel? What’s up with that? This celebration is a “toot your own horn” event allowing communities to showcase the impact of travel…