Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference

Delegate Registration

1st Delegate: $300
Additional Delegate: $250
Non Member
1st Delegate: $425
Additional Delegate: $400

Exhibitor Registration

1st Exhibitor (includes one conference admission): $500
Additional Exhibitor: $250

Non Member
1st Exhibitor (includes one conference admission): $675
Additional Exhibitor: $400


Click here for a preliminary schedule.


Fall Conference sponsorship opportunities include Platinum ($7,500), Gold ($5,000), Silver ($3,000), Bronze ($1,500), Supporting ($1,000) and Sponsor ($750) levels. To learn more about these various levels, click here or contact Hank Phillips at 502.223.8687.

Already decided? Click here to sign up for your sponsorship.

Thank you to our current conference sponsors:

AAA, ADARA, AD-RACK, American Bus Association, ARK Encounter/Creation Museum, Bardstown Tourism, Best Western Hotels of Kentucky, Blue Ridge Country, Bowling Green Area CVB, Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission, Corbin Tourism & Convention Commission, Danville-Boyle County CVB, Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine, Edible Louisville, Endless Vacation, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Evan Williams Experience, Frankfort Tourist Commission, Georgetown-Scott County Tourism Bureau, Glasgow-Barren County Tourist & Convention Commission, Greenville Tourism Commission, Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission, Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission, Hopkinsville-Christian County CVB, Jim Beam, KACVB, Kentucky Department of Tourism, Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Lake CVB, Kentucky Living, Kentucky Monthly, Kentucky Venues, Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, Local X Marketing, London-Laurel County Tourist Commission, Louisville CVB, Madden Media, Meredith Travel Marketing/Navigate Media, Miles, Morehead CVB, Muhammad Ali Center, Ohio Magazine/Long Weekends, Oldham KY Tourism & Convention, Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pikeville City Tourism & Convention Commission, Prestonsburg Tourism, Prosper Media Group, INc., Radcliff-Ft. Knox Tourism Commission, Richmond Tourism Commission, ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau, Somerset-Pulaski County CVB/Somerset Tourist Commission/Burnside Tourism, Southern Living, Spectrum, Stablemate Creative, The Group Travel Leader, The Weather Channel, Triangle Talent, Trip Advisor and WKYT.

Thank you to our local sponsors:

Anchor Transportation, Farm to Fork, Iroquois Amphitheater, Hotel Louisville, Jack O' Lantern Spectacular and Mint Julep Tours. 

 Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport

Standard Room: $109 plus tax
Suite: $129 plus tax
(Cut Off Date: October 9, 2017)

To make your reservation, click here or call 1-888-233-9527. When booking over the phone, be sure to mention the Kentucky Travel Industry 2017 Conference.

Louisville Activities

Louisville's City Tour and "Voluntourism" activity will take place Monday, October 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Both events are free of charge if you have registered for the conference. Transportation and lunch will be provided for both. The deadline to sign up for both events is Monday, October 9.

Click here to register.

"Butter My Biscuit Culinary" Sightseeing Tour
hosted by Mint Julep Tours

Click here to view itinerary.

Hotel Louisville "Voluntourism" Mission: Inn Possible
Click here to view description.

Bowling for Bourbon 

This year's Bowling for Bourbon event will take place on Monday, October 23 at the Executive Strike & Spare from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here to register.

 Silent & Live Auctions


If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please click here and email the completed form to Sarah Brock.

Please return the donation form to us by Friday, October 6 and if you would like us to transport your item to the conference, please make sure that it arrives at the KTIA offices by Friday, October 13. If you are unable to get your item to us prior to the event, please deliver it to the KTIAC Registration desk on Monday, October 23 at the Crowne Plaza.

If you will be delivering your item the day of the auction, we ask that you take a photo of your donation item and email is to Sarah Brock so that it can be included in the mobile app.

Live Auction 

Major items will be included in the live auction which will take place during the Gala Dinner on the evening of October 24. Past live auction included travel packages, house boat rentals and exclusive experiences. If you are interested in donating a live auction item, please contact Hank Phillips for more information.  

How to Bid

Bidding will take place through the Handbid mobile app. We encourage all KTIAC attendees to get registered with Handbid and download the app prior to the event. However, if you prefer to wait until the conference, assistance will be available on site to help get you registered.

To register with Handbid from your desktop, please click here, then click on the Register button. If you'd like to go ahead and download the app, simply visit the AppStore or Play Store and click the free Handbid app and proceed to download. From there, click "Get Started" and create your account by entering your use information. Handbid will then text you a PIN code. Once you have entered your PIN code, you will select "2017 KTIAC Auction" from the list.