Kentucky Tourism Numbers Increase

Kentucky tourism is on the rise.That is according to the state’s Department of Tourism.Kentucky tourism officials say more people visited the state in 2018 and spent more money.”Tourism is great because it’s money from outside of our region, coming into our region,” said Jay Shepherd.Shepherd is the Pike County Tourism Marketing Director. He says “We’ve worked really hard to get these numbers up and I’m not surprised at all that people love our region.” Officials say visitor trips to and within the state topped 71.6 million last year and visitor spending rose to nearly $7.6 billion, up nearly 4% over the prior year and a 21% increase since 2013.

Source: MG News

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