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Airbnb Announces Kentucky Derby Economic Impact Data for LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, KY — Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that Louisville residents will earn over $2.5 million in income while welcoming an additional 5,800 guests to Louisville this coming weekend as hotels largely sell out during the weekend of the Kentucky Derby. Home sharing will allow the city to utilize pre-existing resources – people’s homes – to expand lodging capacity and retain as many visitors as possible. This data is not a projection, but rather reflects only currently confirmed bookings during May 3-5. This economic infusion comes as Louisville hotels reach peak occupancy for the weekend, even with significantly spiked prices. “When more…


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LouisvilleKY nabs coveted number one spot in meetings industry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Louisville Tourism received major industry recognition during ConferenceDirect’s Annual Partner Meeting as the top “Convention & Visitors Bureau”* of the Year in a secondary market. This is a coveted title as ConferenceDirect, a global meetings industry management company, compiles this annual report showing meeting planning customer’s top hotel and destination choices which helps forecast 2019 trends. Louisville also took one of the top 15 spots in the Top 50 U.S. Destinations for booked room nights in 2018, placing #15. ConferenceDirect also awards individual hotels, ranking them for 2018 overall hotel bookings. Especially noteworthy with these hotel awards is…


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Golden Celebration for LouisvilleKY’s CVB’s 50th Birthday

Louisville Visitors Center Hosts Lunchtime Party for Occasion   LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — It is only fitting that Louisville is the ‘birthplace of birthdays, with local sisters Patty and Mildred Hill penning one of the world’s most famous songs – Happy Birthday in 1893. In celebration of the Louisville Convention & Visitors 50th birthday, a public celebration with will be held at the Louisville Visitor Center at 301 S. 4th St from 11a.m.- 2p.m. Friday, June 29. The birthday party will include a look back at the organization’s history though memorabilia as well as offering retail merchandise discounts, cake pops and light refreshments. Although Louisville has…