The Kentucky Department of Tourism announced the release of the 2019 Official Kentucky Visitor’s Guide and the Year of Kentucky Storytellers. The guide features travel tips and stories, narrated by Kentuckians, who share their love for the Bluegrass State through their own personal experiences. In addition to regional highlights, the visitor’s guide focuses on the main pillars of Kentucky tourism: bourbon, food, horses, outdoors, history, music, arts and events.
“Travelers always have a desire to go where the locals recommend and the 2019 guide provides visitors with those insider tips to help plan the perfect Kentucky trip,” Kristen Branscum, Commissioner of the Department of Tourism said. “The local storytellers provide engaging accounts of their own Kentucky experiences, while also highlighting specific activities and places to see while you’re traveling in state.”
This year, the visitor’s guide features each of the nine tourism regions across the state and what makes them unique along with information on attractions, lodging and all the great cities you can visit in a particular region. If it’s a bucket list you are after – this visitor’s guide will help you create one of your own by providing ideas on what to visit while you are here.
The guide is available in its printed version at the state’s seven staffed welcome centers and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Guides can be requested online at kentuckytourism.com or by calling (800) 225-8747. An online version of the guide is also available at kentuckytourism.com.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. In 2017, Tourism in Kentucky generated an economic impact of more than $15 billion. The Tourism industry supports over 195,000 jobs and generates more than $1.5 billion in taxes.