Tourism is one of our state's most important and productive sources of economic vitality, jobs and tax revenue. The Kentucky travel industry, the source of those benefits. is as diverse and dynamic as the experiences it delivers to Kentucky visitors. Since 1980, KTIA has provided the industry with a unified voice, business development opportunities, education programs, and timely information. If your company or organization serves Kentucky visitors, we are here to serve you. Find out more about becoming a KTIA Member here.

Want to Know More about the Tourism Industry?

Join the KTI (Kentucky Tourism Institute)! With two certification levels and continuing education, this program will offer insight into all aspects of Tourism in Kentucky.  To find out more click here or contact Jeanette Tesmer. You can start earning credits this summer!



Have you got what it takes?

One time each year KTIA members have an opportunity to tell customers, employees, the media, local officials, board members and all other stakeholders these four words: “We are the best!”  That opportunity is KTIA’s Traverse Awards, the only recognition program for the full spectrum of Kentucky’s travel and tourism industry. In order to begin considering your Traverse Award entries click here to review the awards categories and other information.