Welcome to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association

The Kentucky travel industry, a premier driver of Kentucky’s economy, is as diverse and dynamic as the experiences it delivers to Kentucky visitors.

Since 1980, KTIA has provided the industry with advocacy, education, information and business development services. Transcending all of KTIA’s work is a concerted effort to increase awareness of the vital role that tourism plays in Kentucky’s economy.

If your company or organization serves Kentucky visitors, we are here to serve you. To find out more about becoming a KTIA member, click here.

2022 Traverse Awards for Excellence in Kentucky Tourism
Recognizing Kentucky tourism professionals' talent, creativity and effectiveness

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Awards Open: Monday, June 20
  • First Deadline: Wednesday, August 17
  • Final, Late Fee Deadline: Wednesday, August 24 (5:00 pm EST)
Recipients announced at the 2022 Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference, November 9-11, Lexington Marriott Griffin Gate Resort





The CKTP Program provides an opportunity for KTIA members to further develop and strengthen their professional careers while bettering their organization and networking with industry colleagues throughout the state. After a COVID induced hiatus, the program is back in full swing.