TOPEKA, Kansas – Visit Topeka introduces a new program to promote tourism and education about the capital city through the Topeka Destination Specialist program. Individuals in hospitality or customer service fields who interact with tourists will especially benefit from completing the certification, as they will be able to share with visitors the wonderful places to see and things to do in Topeka.

Participants will learn about hospitality techniques, Topeka’s rich history, the importance of tourism in Topeka & Shawnee County, and how economic development can begin with something as simple as a smile.

Qualification for certification will be based on a point system. Those interested may earn points by attending education conferences, trainings, visiting local attractions, shopping local and completing a book report from an approved reading list.

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For any questions, contact Rosa Cavazos at

Visit Topeka encourages anyone interested in the field of hospitality or tourism to take advantage of this free and exciting opportunity.


As Topeka's official destination marketing organization, Visit Topeka is dedicated to marketing the region as an exceptional destination for meetings, events, sports and leisure tourism, thereby enhancing the local economy. Visit Topeka is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. Learn more at