Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) hosts the Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference (KTIAC) in the fall of each year. This is the Commonwealth's only annual conference on tourism and is open to all tourism professionals, exhibitors and anyone interested in Kentucky tourism. This three day conference offers opportunities to network and create lasting partnerships within the travel industry. Conference education sessions provide industry professionals with current tourism trends, statistical research, relevant issues, professional development and strategies to successfully promote their destinations and industry businesses.  Another conference mainstay, the Trade Show, has been touted as one of the best in the country and provides industry suppliers with an opportunity to display their marketing, printing and professional products while gaining tremendous exposure and access to key tourism leaders.

2016 KTIAC

Lexington, Kentucky | Marriott Griffin Gate | November 1-3, 2016



The 2016 KTIAC lived up to its promotion of being 'special.'  With over 370 attendees, there was an excitement and energy that reflected that KTIA and Kentucky's travel industry are on the move!  Post-conference survey comments captured it best with observations like, "it was the best annual conference we had had in years" to "Presenters were extremely interesting and relevant" to "fun, laid-back, great way to meet new people in the industry!"  See below for links to requested 2016 conference information.

Gala Reception, Dinner & Traverse Award recipients photography by Renee Deemer)

Listing of all Traverse Award recipients

Other Award Winners

Listing of all 2016 exhibitors

Speaker Presentations

Thanks to our hosts at VisitLEX and to the multitude of speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, auction donors and others who made the 2016 Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference a great success!