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Travel Insider


Travel Insider - August 19, 2014 - Issue 14

1)  Kentuckytourism.com – Images Required
2)  Media Lead
3)  STS Top 20 Deadline and Suggestion - Oct. 3
4)  STS Fall Winners

1)  Kentuckytourism.com – Images Required
     We are making big changes to kentuckytourism.com and need your help. All listings will soon include a photo of the business, hotel, motel, attraction, farmers market, etc. If you don't already have an image with your listing, please add it via the Extranet.  When you create a new listing, please upload the photo after you receive approval of the listing. To upload, files must be no larger than 15MB and must be in the .jpg format. Additional uploading information and image size requirements are on the listing tab.
     We currently have photos of all the restaurants, distilleries, vineyards and breweries, but you still have the ability to change out the photo if you wish. 
     Please contact Brad at brad.keith@ky.gov if you need more information or assistance.

2)  Media Lead
Writer Kathy Witt is seeking visitor exhibits, attractions and destinations in Kentucky that honor the significant contributions of Kentucky women or women who spent a significant amount of time in Kentucky. The woman may or may not be well-known, but her contribution must be of a significant nature and there must be something relating to the particular woman that can be seen or experienced.  Examples are:  Mary Todd Lincoln/Mary Todd Lincoln House; Carrie Nation/Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History exhibit; Rosemary Clooney/Rosemary Clooney House; Loretta Lynn/Butcher Holler.  Send information to KathyWitt24@gmail.com.

3)  STS Top 20 Deadline and Suggestion - Oct. 3
Here's a tip from the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) to earn your community some great publicity: Keep a file of festivals and events you can nominate for recognition in the STS Top 20 Events program. The next nomination deadline is Oct. 3, and you need to nominate events that will happen in April, May and June, 2015. Details can be downloaded here. Winners gain significant bragging rights and earn publicity throughout the region and beyond.

4)  STS Fall Winners
     Congratulations to the following events, which have been chosen by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) as Top 20 events through the end of this year:  Aug. 8-9 Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, Henderson;  Aug. 15-16, 11th Annual Lake Cumberland Bluegrass Festival, Russell Springs; Aug. 23, Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival, Owensboro; Sept.5-7, MainStrasse Oktoberfest, Covington; Sept. 16-21, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown; Oct. 3-5, Festival of the Horse, Georgetown; Nov. 22, Owensboro Christmas Parade, Owensboro; Dec. 1-31, Holiday Forest, Owensboro.


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.                   

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


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