Kentucky Tourism http://wkms.org en Proposed Spending Bill Could Hit Local Tourism Hard http://wkms.org/post/proposed-spending-bill-could-hit-local-tourism-hard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Convention and Visitors Bureaus all over the Commonwealth are concerned about nine million dollars in potential cuts to tourism in the two year state spending bill, significantly affecting CVB advertising money statewide.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to Erin </span>Carrico<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Executive Director of the Murray </span>CVB<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, this advertising budget blow would&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">severely disable the bureau’s ability to advertise locally, nationally, and internationally to&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:08:45 +0000 Troy Taylor 39399 at http://wkms.org Proposed Spending Bill Could Hit Local Tourism Hard Beshear's Budget Recommends Cutting Tourism Funds, Even Though It Is Already Behind Most States http://wkms.org/post/beshears-budget-recommends-cutting-tourism-funds-even-though-it-already-behind-most-states <p></p><p>Kentucky’s tourism industry is seen as a money making business in many communities across the Commonwealth.&nbsp;But, money to invite travelers to Kentucky still lags behind neighboring states.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:28:11 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38237 at http://wkms.org Beshear's Budget Recommends Cutting Tourism Funds, Even Though It Is Already Behind Most States KY Tourism Touts Scary Places This Halloween http://wkms.org/post/ky-tourism-touts-scary-places-halloween <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has created a Halloween website listing many of the chilling attractions around the state.</p><p>Ghost tours offer a different perspective of historic sites in downtown Louisville, Paducah, Bardstown and Henderson, from haunted hotels to eerie historic homes. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:31:31 +0000 The Associated Press 35634 at http://wkms.org KY Tourism Touts Scary Places This Halloween KY Parks Still Open http://wkms.org/post/ky-parks-still-open <p>Kentucky tourism officials want tourists both in and outside the Commonwealth to know that they&rsquo;re still open for business.&nbsp; Despite the federal government shutdown that closed national parks and historic sites, Kentucky&rsquo;s state parks, state-funded agencies, and welcome centers are open and operating under normal business hours.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:26:19 +0000 Todd Hatton 35349 at http://wkms.org KY Parks Still Open Tourism Up More Than 4 Percent From 2011 http://wkms.org/post/tourism-more-4-percent-2011 <p>A new report says the economic impact of tourism in Kentucky grew again last year.</p><p>The study reports a $12 billion impact for tourism last year. That's up about 4.5 percent from the previous year. In addition, the report credits tourism for 174,000 jobs and $2.7 billion in wages.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:27:01 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31473 at http://wkms.org Tourism Up More Than 4 Percent From 2011