Articles tagged “kentucky”

Whiskey Tourists Can Now Ship Bottles of Kentucky Bourbon Home

Whiskey Tourists Can Now Ship Bottles of Kentucky Bourbon Home

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

What took Kentucky officials so long? A new law allowing tourists to ship home bottles of Kentucky bourbon is sure to boost sales and visitors to the Bluegrass State. What's even better is the craft distillers get to even the playing field a bit with the bigger booze companies.

7 months ago

What Eclipseville, USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

What Eclipseville, USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

Dan Peltier, Skift

For a small town, Hopkinsville, Kentucky has some big-time lessons on how to plan and host a mass tourism event that will only happen once. The town is still figuring out how to use the positive PR to its advantage and how it can convince some of the eclipse chasers to come back.

1 year ago

Kentucky May Allow Vintage Whiskey Sales in a Bid to Boost Bourbon Tourism

Kentucky May Allow Vintage Whiskey Sales in a Bid to Boost Bourbon Tourism

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

If Kentucky's legislators pass house bill 100, many vintage bourbon whiskeys will likely go on sale, which could, in turn, boost tourism. Last year, the state had a record one million visitors for bourbon-based travel.

2 years ago

Over 1 Million Tourists Hit Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail in 2016

Over 1 Million Tourists Hit Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail in 2016

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

Kentucky is smart to put creative marketing efforts into bourbon-related tourism, especially since the state is somewhat anemic when it comes to renowned attractions. Kentucky's on the right track to take their bourbon legacy and expand into mixology, cuisine, and other immersive experiences.

2 years ago

21c Founders Have a New Take on Agritourism in Kentucky

21c Founders Have a New Take on Agritourism in Kentucky

Jere Downs, Associated Press

We love to see smart tourism moves like this: Using new ideas to create better things from good things.

2 years ago

Kentucky Distilleries Can Begin Selling Mixed Drinks Friday

Kentucky Distilleries Can Begin Selling Mixed Drinks Friday

Adam Beam, Associated Press

It's about time. The new drinking laws should have an immediate and significant impact on Bourbon Trail tourism sales and state liquor taxes.

2 years ago

Boosted by Bourbon, Music, and Horse Racing, Kentucky Tourism Rises

Boosted by Bourbon, Music, and Horse Racing, Kentucky Tourism Rises

Associated Press

Kentucky's focused tourism strategy, especially its investment in culinary tourism, is a solid example for other destinations to follow.

3 years ago

Bourbon Tourism Has Big Lessons for Kentucky Horse Racing Season

Bourbon Tourism Has Big Lessons for Kentucky Horse Racing Season

Bruce Shreiner, Associated Press

Like many destinations, Kentucky has tourism challenges if it only sticks to the traditional way of thinking. But when you throw in food and drink tourism ... it can be a winner.

3 years ago

Kentucky Lawmakers to Bourbon Lovers: Cheers, and You’re Welcome

Kentucky Lawmakers to Bourbon Lovers: Cheers, and You’re Welcome

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

This is a smart move by Kentucky legislators, especially as bourbon's popularity continues to grow.

3 years ago

High-Spending Bourbon Tourists Flock to Kentucky

High-Spending Bourbon Tourists Flock to Kentucky

Associated Press

As bourbon becomes a more popular spirit around the world, Kentucky tourism stands to benefit

3 years ago

Noah’s Ark Replica in Kentucky Will Cost Boatload of Money, $90 Million

Noah’s Ark Replica in Kentucky Will Cost Boatload of Money, $90 Million

Dylan Lovnan , Associated Press

Should religious entities get tax breaks for building tourist attractions? No way unless you want to rewrite the Constitution's separation of church and state.

3 years ago

The Center of 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse Is a Small Town in Kentucky

The Center of 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse Is a Small Town in Kentucky

Associated Press

We'd also like to point out that there are many Clampets living in Hopkinsville, which is a draw in an of itself.

4 years ago