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LouisvilleKY’s Breakfast of Champions to host Karen Williams

Louisville, KY., – The long-awaited, newly-renovated Convention Center downtown opens again for business in August. You can hear all about the fantastic facility, and what it means for local tourism, at the July 17 Breakfast of Champions with Karen Williams, President and CEO of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event is set for July 17, 2018, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the University Club, 200 E Brandeis Avenue on the campus of University of Louisville. Tickets are $20 at the door. RSVP’s can be made at this Facebook link. Williams, a Louisville native, has been a leader in the…


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A new name for Louisville Tourism

Louisville CVB Celebrates Name Change During Milestone     LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates a 50-year milestone of marketing the city, the organization is also looking towards the future with a name change to Louisville Tourism. The new name coincides with unprecedented tourism development and reflects the economic growth the hospitality industry generates for the city. An expanded downtown convention center, ongoing hotel development and renovations, a growing bourbon district and new attractions are meeting the demands of the more than 16.4 million visitors coming to Louisville. On July 8, 1968 the current iteration of…


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LouisvilleKY tourism gets a new logo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 21, 2016) – The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) held its annual Destination Marketing Forum today to preview the sales and marketing strategies that will drive economic development through tourism in the new fiscal year.  Members of the hospitality industry heard from three firms that have been working on the research and implementation of the new tourism marketing efforts. Destination Analysts discussed the results of a year-long Visitor Profile Study, Bandy Carroll Hellige unveiled a new brand platform, logo and creative for marketing the city’s tourism initiatives. Tempest Interactive gave a preview of a new website that…


Derby Festival BeerFest On Tap for Wednesday at Louisville’s Fest-A-Ville

LOUISVILLE, KY   – Lift your glass!  The Kentucky Derby Festival BeerFest presented by American Founders Bank returns on Wednesday, April 29.  It will be held on the Overlook at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.  Held from 6- 10 p.m., BeerFest features beer tasting sessions from a variety of regional and craft beers. A complete list of participating breweries is available online at  KDF.org. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate, and include the beer tastings, a commemorative sampling mug and a Kentucky Derby Festival BeerFest pin. (21 and over only. Must present ID upon entry.)  Tickets are…