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Dec. 23, 2014 - Issue 23

1)  Happy Holidays
2)  ABA - St. Louis
3)  Outdated Visitor's Guides for Schools
4)  STS Top 20 Deadline Approaching

1)  Happy Holidays
     The Department of Travel and Tourism would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous new year.

2)  ABA - St. Louis
     Wayne Cusick with the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism (KDTT) will represent the department at the American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace Jan. 10-13 in St. Louis. The  Louisville CVB and KDTT will be hosting the closing dinner on Jan. 13 in preparation for Louisville being the host city for ABA in 2016.
    A wrap up will be forthcoming in a future Travel Insider.

3)  Outdated Visitor's Guides for Schools
     There are approximately 5,000 2014 Official Visitor's Guides left in the tourism warehouse. If you or any schools in your area could use some, please email Bill Poynter at bill.poynter@ky.gov. You or the school will be responsible for pick up in Frankfort by the end of February.

4)  STS Top 20 Deadline Approaching
     The deadline for submitting entries for the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 is Jan. 9. This covers events taking place the third quarter of 2015 (July, August, September). Please note on the nomination form all the requirements needed to be nominated as an event. Send two copies of the nomination form plus two copies of supporting materials and the $20 nomination fee.
     Some of the Kentucky events that have made this prestigious list are: Festival of the Horse, Georgetown; Owensboro Christmas Parade, Owensboro; Mainstrasse Oktoberfest, Covington; The Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown and the Annual Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival, Russell Springs.
     For more information, click here

 

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The Kentucky Department of Travel & Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet,which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of more than $12.5 billion, supports about 175,746 jobs and generates $1.3 billion in taxes.                   

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(The Travel Insider is a bi-weekly publication of the Kentucky Department of Travel & Tourism.)                                                     

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