Tourism Nets Nearly $12B In Kentucky Last Year
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The overall economic impact of the tourism industry in Kentucky grew slightly to nearly $12 billion last year despite the lingering recession.
Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday a newly released survey showing nearly 170,000 tourism-related jobs in Kentucky underscores the importance of the industry.
The survey showed that the tourism jobs generated more than $2.6 billion in wages, an increase of $76 million over 2010. In addition, tourism generated $1.2 billion in tax revenues.
The survey was conducted by Versailles-based Certec Inc.