2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky Tourism Tops $13 Billion

Economic impact of Kentucky tourism topped $13 billion in 2014 by Susan Baniak, 5.5.15, BizLex.com Kentucky tourism generated an economic impact of roughly $13.1 billion in 2014, according to survey results released this week by the state’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Tourism spending increased in all nine of the state’s tourism regions, with the […]

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Keeneland Contributes $600 Million a Year to Lexington’s Economy

Study: Keeneland contributes almost $600 million a year to Lexington’s economy by Janet Patton, 4.23.15, Kentucky.com Between the boutique race meets in spring and fall and world-renowned horse sales, Keeneland has an economic impact of almost $600 million, according to a new study released Thursday. The study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Center for […]

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KY Gives Breeders’ Cup Tax Breaks

Tax break makes Kentucky more attractive for future Breeders’ Cup events, official says by Jack Brammer, 3.17.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers’ decision to give Keeneland a tax break for hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championship this fall should help the state get the event again, said Craig Favel, Breeders’ Cup president and chief executive […]

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Horse Country Will Allow Visitors to Experience our Signature Equine Industry

Thoroughbred industry’s winning idea Editorial, 1.21.15, Kentucky.com For too long Central Kentucky’s horse farms have been alluring but inaccessible. Like a gorgeous shop window with the store behind it off limits, they entice but frustrate visitors. Some dedicated and forward- thinking members of the Thoroughbred industry have invested a lot of their own time, money […]

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Thoroughbred Trail to Launch Soon

We want to congratulate Anne Sabatino Hardy on her appointment as the Executive Director of Horse Country! We’re proud to support this incredible project. Horse farm owners, tourism officials work together to launch Thoroughbred trail by Janet Patton, 1.14.15, Kentucky.com A coalition of Bluegrass horse farms, vet clinics and equine attractions is launching a tourism […]

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Lexington Gearing Up for New Tourism Opportunities in 2015

Lexington getting ready to ride wave of new tourism in 2015 and beyond By Janet Patton, 1.11.15, Kentucky.com It’s a new year and a new era for Lexington tourism, with the appointment of Mary Quinn Ramer as president of the city’s convention and visitors center, VisitLex. Ramer, who has been with the bureau since 2007, […]

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Mary Quinn Ramer Named President of VisitLEX

We want to congratulate Mary Quinn Ramer for her recent appointment as the President of VisitLEX! Ramer named head of Lexington’s promotional bureau by Janet Patton, 12.17.14, Kentucky.com Mary Quinn Ramer has been named president of VisitLEX, Lexington’s convention and visitors center, it was announced Wednesday. Ramer was the unanimous choice of the Lexington-Fayette Urban […]

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Keeneland Plans to Cap Breeder’s Cup Attendance

Keeneland Plans Cap on Breeders’ Cup Attendance to Ensure Comfort Amid Risk of Turning Away Fans by Louis Guida, 7.25.14, BizLex.com Keeneland Breeders Cup TentsWhen Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland announced at a press conference last month that, in 2015, the fall championship racing event would be held for the first time at the boutique Lexington […]

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Kentucky Horse Country Makes Bucket List of US Landmarks

10 best bucket-list U.S. monuments and landmarks by Larry Bleiberg, 07.11.14, USA Today …Kentucky horse country, Lexington While the region’s famed bluegrass isn’t exactly blue, it still makes for unforgettable scenery, Harrington says. “In spring it’s very green and you contrast that with the horses in the fields, and the fence lines going hill and […]

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Lexington Visitor Center Receives a Record Number of Visitors in 2013

Lexington Visitors Center Greets Record Number of Visitors in 2013 by Staff, 01.07.14, BizLex.com Lexington, KY – The Lexington Visitors Center, operated by VisitLEX – formerly the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau – located along Main Street inside Victorian Square, welcomed a record 25,000 visitors in 2013. The total for 2013 was a 100 percent […]

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