KTIA Journal of Travel & Tourism

Each month, KTIA produces a journal to provide insights and key information to Kentucky's Travel Industry on a multiple of subjects ranging from travel trends to social media happenings. In addition to engaging monthly content, the Journal also features an interview from a leading member of the travel industry, with a mix of individuals in various roles in and outside of Kentucky geared to provide unique perspectives and insights relevant to the travel industry.


2021 Journals 

FEBRUARY 2021
PETER GREENBERG
CBS News Travel Editor
 
MARCH 2021
MIKE MANGEOT
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Tourism
 
APRIL 2021
MAC LACY
President & Publisher of The Group Travel Leader Inc., and Pioneer Publishing Inc.
 
MAY 2021
KAREN WILLIAMS
President & CEO, Louisville Tourism

2020 Journals

JANUARY 2020
ERIC SUMME
former President & CEO, meetNKY
 
February 2020
MONICA SMITH
President & CEO, Southeast Tourism Society
 
March 2020
MARCHETA SPARROW
former Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
 
April 2020
Kentucky Governor ANDY BESHEAR
 
May 2020
ROGER DOW
President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
 
June 2020
DR. STEVEN STACK, MD, MBA
Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health
 
July 2020
MELVIN TENNANT, CAE
President & CEO, Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association
 
August 2020
DON HOWARD
President, H&W Management, Inc.
 
September 2020
ADAM SACKS
Founder & President, Tourism Economics
 
October 2020
MIKE BERRY
Secretary, Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet
 
December 2020
REPRESENTATIVE SUZANNE MILES
Kentucky House Majority Caucus Chair

2019 Journals

January 2019
SENATOR ROBERT STIVERS
President of the Kentucky Senate
 
February 2019
DAN SULLIVAN JR.
Chairman & CEO, Collette Tours
 
March 2019
DAN MANN, A.A.E
Executive Director, Louisville Regional Airport Authority
 
April 2019
TORI BARNES
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association
 
May 2019
JUDGE JERRY SUMMERS
County Judge Executive of Bullitt County
 
June 2019
LOU HAMMOND
Chairman & Founder, Lou Hammond Group
 
July 2019
DONNIE HOLLAND
former Commissioner, Kentucky State Parks
 
August 2019
CHIP ROGERS
President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association
 
September 2019
JAY HALL
former Acting Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Tourism
 
October 2019
MARY HAMMOND
Executive Director, Paducah CVB
 
November 2019
VICTOR PATEL
Immediate Past Chair, KTIA Board of Directors, Best Western - Corbin Inn
 
December 2019
MONYA MANDICH
Global VP, Expedia Media Solutions
 

2018 Journals

January 2018
BRIAN FREY
President, Commonwealth Hotels
 
February 2018
LIZ BITTNER
President & CEO, Travel South
 
March 2018
JAY SALYERS
Vice President of Special Projects, Miles Partnership
 
April 2018
KEN HAM
President, CEO & Founder, Answers in Genesis-US
 
May 2018
KRISTEN BRANSCUM
former Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Tourism
 
June 2018
BILL HARDMAN
President & CEO, Southeast Tourism Society
 
July 2018
SARA OSBORNE
MML&K Government Solutions
 
August 2018
ANDREW BIRD
Director, Purely Travel Group
 
September 2018
MARY JANE SPEER
Digital Content Manager & Photographer
 
October 2018
DEREK KLAUS
Communication Director, Visit Kansas City
 
November 2018
RANDY NEWCOMB
former Executive Director, Kentucky Lake CVB
 
December 2018
DR. BILL SIEGEL
Founder, Longwoods International

 

2017 Journals

January 2017 (Mike Berry, President & CEO, Kentucky Derby Festival)

February 2017 (Daniel Houghton, CEO, Lonely Planet)

March 2017 (Kent Whitworth, Executive Director, Kentucky Historical Society)

April 2017 (Phillip Fryman, creator and blogger, Southern Fatty)

May 2017 (Jason Swanson, Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Retail and Tourism Management, University of Kentucky)

June 2017 (Cathy Decker, President, Decker/Royal.)

July 2017 (Regina Stivers, Deputy Secretary, Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet)

August 2017 (Todd Davidson, CEO, Travel Oregon)

September 2017 (Senator Damon Thayer)

October 2017 (Jason Clampet, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Skift)

November 2017 (Vicki Fitch, Executive Director, Bowling Green Area CVB)

December 2017 (Katie Denis, Chief of Research and Strategy, Project: Time Off)


 

2016 Journals

July 2016 (Kristen Branscum, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Tourism)

August 2016 (Amy Goodwin, West Virginia Division of Tourism)

September 2016 (David Nicholson, Lofthouse Enterprises)

October 2016 (Emily Murray, Communications Specialist, Georgia Tourism)

November 2016 (Mary Quinn Ramer, President, VisitLEX)

December 2016 (Peter J. Pantuso, President & CEO, American Bus Association)