Kentucky Tourism

Government
3:31 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Regional Tourism Bureau Funding Hit Hard by State Budget Cuts

Credit LBL Forest Service

Local convention and visitors bureaus are looking for ways to cope with a $9 million cut to the Kentucky's regional marketing fund.   

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Tourism
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Proposed Spending Bill Could Hit Local Tourism Hard

The upcoming state spending bill could have a big impact on local Kentucky tourism.
Credit wikipedia.com

  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.

According to Erin Carrico, Executive Director of the Murray CVB, this advertising budget blow would severely disable the bureau’s ability to advertise locally, nationally, and internationally to 

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Government
4:28 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Beshear's Budget Recommends Cutting Tourism Funds, Even Though It Is Already Behind Most States

Credit www.kentuckytourism.com

Kentucky’s tourism industry is seen as a money making business in many communities across the Commonwealth. But, money to invite travelers to Kentucky still lags behind neighboring states.

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Tourism
6:31 am
Fri October 11, 2013

KY Tourism Touts Scary Places This Halloween

The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has created a Halloween website listing many of the chilling attractions around the state.

Ghost tours offer a different perspective of historic sites in downtown Louisville, Paducah, Bardstown and Henderson, from haunted hotels to eerie historic homes.

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Government
9:26 am
Tue October 1, 2013

KY Parks Still Open

Credit parks.ky.gov

Kentucky tourism officials want tourists both in and outside the Commonwealth to know that they’re still open for business.  Despite the federal government shutdown that closed national parks and historic sites, Kentucky’s state parks, state-funded agencies, and welcome centers are open and operating under normal business hours. 

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Culture
4:27 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Tourism Up More Than 4 Percent From 2011

A new report says the economic impact of tourism in Kentucky grew again last year.

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.

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