Leisure and Hospitality

KCI Expects June Flights to Decrease

Flights at Kansas City International Airport are expected to fall in June, with 100 less daily departures year over year, due to COVID-19. There are about 20 routes suspended, which will result in 108 fewer daily departures and 14,791 fewer… more

KC City Council Allows Outdoor Dining

The city council in Kansas City has passed ordinances that will allow outdoor dining throughout the city. Restaurants will be able to apply for permits to have sidewalk seating, and unused parking lots can also be used to serve customers… more

KS Phase 2 Reopening Planned for Friday

The second phase of Kansas' reopening plan, which would allow more consumer access to businesses, is set to start on Friday. Gov. Laura Kelly modified the order, saying that the reason for the change is due to the slowing number… more

Q&A With … Mike Boehm, City of Lenexa

Mike Boehm is the major of the City of Lenexa, which has seen major construction growth over the the last few years. Q. Have you seen any delay in the construction of City Center as a result of COVID-19? A.… more

Restaurant Industry Wants More Time for PPP Loans

Leaders in the restaurant industry want more time to spend PPP loans, increasing that window from eight to 24 weeks. They met with President Donald Trump and said that they were concerned about various social distancing rules in states and… more

The Plane Truth: Everything’s Changing

Everything you know about airline travel, either for business or leisure? Well, you can forget it. By the time the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world of travel and hospitality will have been transformed—in some cases, that’s… more

Loews Delays Opening Until June 1

Loews Kansas City Hotel will now open on June 1, following original plans to open last month, due to concerns about COVID-19. “While our opening plans look a bit different than we had originally anticipated, there is no better time… more

Theme Parks, Like Worlds of Fun, Face Changes

Theme parks, such as Kansas City's Worlds of Fun, will not be be running in business-as-usual mode when they start to re-open, due to social distancing requirements that will change the capacities of rides. For its part, Worlds of Fun… more

Gov. Kelly Re-Tightens Restrictions

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has added a new phase to stay-at-home restrictions which would require certain business across the state to close back down on Monday, under a plan called Phase 1.5. They include bars, casinos, museums, theaters and entertainment… more

Sporting KC Testing Players, Staff

Preparing for the Major League Soccer season having a reboot, Sporting KC is starting to test players and staff for COVID-19. "All of our players and staff will be taking tests to see if they actually have the virus," said… more