TOURISM GENERATES $11.7 BILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT YEARLY!
It is our Commonwealth's third largest industry.
Tourism employs more than 166,000 Kentuckians. That works out to be nearly 1 in 10 of those employed in this state. Plus, tourism jobs employ enough workers to fill Rupp Arena, one of the largest college basketball stadiums in the U.S. and home of the Kentucky Wildcats, more than seven times!
Tourism in Kentucky produces $2.6 Billion in salaries to our Kentucky citizens. The taxes produced by tourism jobs saves every taxpayer in Kentucky $700 in additional taxes annually.
In just a few minutes, you’ll take a journey with one Kentuckian to see a unique perspective on tourism. You’ll be amazed at the impact the tourism industry has on Kentucky.
Your KTIA Board of Directors sought an attorney's opinion on issues facing our membership. Click here for the Letter of Opinion by Luke Morgan of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC.
Additional Job Opening Positions around the state are available to members - log on with your password, click on Membership at the top and then "Member News"!
Kentucky Tourism Institute
We invite you to take advantage of the KTIA’s educational opportunities through the Kentucky Tourism Institute and become a Kentucky Tourism Certified Professional. Click below to learn more about the Basic Certification Program.
Good news for the travel industry...According to Destination Analytics, Inc., 62% of consumers said they would be looking for travel discounts or bargains. However, 70% plan to increase their leisure travel plans in the next year.
Kentucky's Tourism Development Act is landmark legislation; the first of its kind in the nation. It provides a state sales tax incentive program for tourism development projects. For more info, .