88 counties in Kentucky will receive more than $5 million in tourism funding

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NEWS. VICKI: THE T BILL WAS PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE TODAY AND NOW GOES TO THE SENATE FOR A FLOOR VOTE. RICK: 67 MILLION TOURISTS FLY TO KENTUCKY EVERY YEAR, AND THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO GROW. SO NOW THE COMMONWEALTISH GIVING A BIG BOOST TO TOURISM FUINND TODAY GOVERNOR ANDY BESHEAR, MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND STATE TOURISM OFFICER ANNOUNCED 88 KENTUCKY COUNTIES GETTING MORE THAN 5N MILLION TOURISM FUNDING DOLLARS. FUNDING PRICES ARE BASED ON THE RESPECTIVE COUNTIES’ SHARE OF THE 2019 GOV ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT. PLEASE NOTE: THIS INVESTMENT OF $5.3 MILLION ENABLES MORTHE TO RECEIVE $4.6 MILLION FROM OUR TOURIST PARTNERS. IN ADDITION, MORE THAN $670,000 WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN THE 9 TOURIST REGIONS, RESULT FROM A DIRECT INVESTMENT OF MORE THAN $74,000 IN THE COMMUNITIES SERVED BY OUR TOURIST PARTNERS.

88 counties in Kentucky will receive more than $5 million in tourism funding

Sixty-seven million tourists come to Kentucky each year. With this growing number, the Commonwealth is giving tourism funding a big boost. On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear, lawmakers and state tourism officials announced that 88 counties were receiving more than $5 million. in the financing of tourism. “The awards are based on the respective counties’ share in the 2019 Economic Impact Report,” Beshear said. “These investments of $5.3 million direct more than $4.6 million to our tourism partners. In addition, more than $670,000 will be distributed among the nine tourism regions, resulting in a direct investment of more than $74,000 in the communities our investment partners serve. A total of 103 tourism and destination marketing organizations, including Louisville Tourism, are expected to receive the funding.

Sixty-seven million tourists come to Kentucky each year.

With this growing number, the Commonwealth is giving tourism funding a big boost.

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear, lawmakers and state tourism officials announced that 88 counties were receiving more than $5 million in tourism funding.

“The awards are based on the respective counties’ share in the 2019 Economic Impact Report,” Beshear said. “These investments of $5.3 million direct more than $4.6 million to our tourism partners. In addition, more than $670,000 will be distributed among the nine tourism regions, resulting in a direct investment of more than $74,000 in the communities our investment partners serve.

A total of 103 tourism and destination marketing organizations, including Louisville Tourism, are expected to receive the funding.

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