Column by Marcheta Sparrow, state tourism secretary
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 1:47 am (Updated: May 23, 2:00 am)
By Marcheta Sparrow
Kentucky’s tourism industry is gearing up for 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 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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