Press Release Archive

January 2022 - Livermore Certified as 25th Kentucky Trail Town: Certification will encourage visitation to the McLean County community
January 2022 - New 2022 Kentucky Inspiration Guide Now Available: Kentucky travel guide features travel tips and must see attractions
January 2021 - Plan Your Next "Safe-cation" with the 2021 Kentucky Official Visitor's Guide: 2021 Official Visitor's Guide features travel tips, stories and regional highlights
August 2020 - Kentucky Department of Tourism Launches New Marketing Campaign: 'Stay Close. Go Far.' Initiative promotes in-state travel
March 2020 - Explore Kentucky with Short-Form Episodic Series: Entertaining Videos Welcome Virtual Travelers to Experience the Best of the Bluegrass State
February 2020 - Kentucky Adds Two New Sites to U.S. Civil Rights Trail: Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville & SEEK Museum in Russellville
January 2020 - Governor Beshear Unveils the 2020 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide Cover Featuring J.D. Shelburne: Issue highlights 2020 as the Year of Music in Kentucky
December 2019 - Ring in the New Roaring 20’s with These New Year’s Events: Hotels, Distilleries, City Squares and More are Toasting to the New Decade
November 2019 -  Holiday Cheer is Lighting up the Bluegrass State: Magnificent Décor and Cherished Comfort Food Show Kentucky’s True Warmth
November 2019 -  Kentucky Honors African Americans’ Role in American Horse Racing: New museum exhibits, African American Heritage Trail reveal untold story of cherished tradition
October 2019 - Explore Kentucky’s African American History with New Travel Itineraries: Discover the Untold and Unforgettable Stories that Shaped the Region
October 2019 -  Rushing Rivers and Fall Foliage Welcome Outdoor Adventurers to Kentucky: From Thrill Seekers To Family Travelers, The Bluegrass State Has It All
August 14, 2019 - Kentucky Tourism Increased Visitor Growth and Spending in 2018
July 2019 - Celebrating the Musical History of the Bluegrass State: Discover the Roots of Kentucky’s Blues, Jazz and Bluegrass
August 27, 2018 - Kentucky Department of Tourism First in Nation to Launch State Cooperative Google Program
July 30, 2018 - Chris Stapleton Voices New Kentucky TV Spots: Bluegrass State-Born Superstar Featured in Tourism Advertising Campaign 
May 10, 2018 - Kentucky Emerges as a Culinary Destination; Visitor Experiences Include the New Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail and 9 Regional Signature Meals
May 7, 2018 - Kentucky Tourism Industry Generates Over $15 Billion in 2017
February 12, 2018 - Take a Road Trip through Kentucky Utilizing Tourism’s 2018 Official Visitor's Guide 
 January 22, 2018 - Touted Kentucky Chef Duo to Bring Taste of the Bluegrass to the Big Apple at Dinner Prepared for Prestigious James Beard House
January 14, 2018 - Civil Rights Trail Links 130 Landmarks Including 3 Historic Kentucky Locations
August 3, 2017 - Kentucky’s Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Soars to 12.8 Billion