Other Views/Marcheta Sparrow, state tourism secretary
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:00 am (Updated: May 24, 3:02 am)
Kentucky’s tourism industry is once again gearing up for the summer travel season. As someone who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, I believe we have many good reasons to be optimistic about 2012.
Recently, during National Travel and Tourism Week, our cabinet announced that the tourism industry had an economic impact of almost $11.7 billion in Kentucky during 2011 - an increase from the previous year. Tourism also supported about 170,000 jobs in the state and generated more than $2.6 billion in wages.
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