Wichita, KS (February 4, 2016) – INTRUST Bank Arena was recently honored with the prestigious Destination Promotion Award for the second time since the Arena’s opening in 2010 during Visit Wichita’s Annual Meeting which was held on Jan. 28. During the meeting, Visit Wichita recognized six individuals and organizations with the Visit Wichita Tourism Awards for their contributions to hospitality and tourism in the Wichita area during 2015.
“With these awards, we honor partners who have contributed significantly during the past year,” said Visit Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo. “Our staff is fortunate to work with a fantastic group of partners dedicated to making our city a great place to live and visit. The Visit Wichita Tourism Awards are a wonderful way to highlight a handful of exceptional people, businesses and organizations.”
The Destination Promotion Award recognizes an individual, attraction or company that has made outstanding efforts to promote Wichita. INTRUST Bank Arena was honored as the recipient of this award for 2015 for promoting Wichita as a destination city when more than 75,000 tickets for six Garth Brooks shows were sold in 48 minutes and for giving those 75,000 guests (1/3 of whom were from out of town) a fantastic welcome over the four days and six shows. INTRUST Bank Arena continually partners with the bureau to bring in visitors to Wichita.
“We’re humbled and honored to be recognized by Visit Wichita for the second time in our short history with the Destination Promotion Award,” said SMG General Manager, A.J. Boleski. “We’re continually working to bring not only a diverse lineup of events to INTRUST Bank Arena but also a variety of events that will benefit our community as a whole. The positive impact of the Garth Brooks concerts was very widespread and we’re very appreciative of the support Visit Wichita constantly provides us to ensure events of this magnitude can take place in our city.”