Showcasing ‘The Bluegrass State’


A delegation of tourism officials from Kentucky wrapped up a Canadian sales mission – which included a bourbon tasting event – last week, showcasing all “The Bluegrass State” has to offer.

The group mainly represented Northern Kentucky, Louisville and Lexington – dubbed Kentucky’s Golden Triangle and offering visitors an unlimited source of things to do all within a few hour’s drive of each other.

While many Canadians pass through Kentucky when driving to Florida, officials are trying to get the word out that staying a day or two is definitely worth it. From the rolling bluegrass-covered hills of legendary Horse Country and the grandstands of America’s most storied thoroughbred racing tracks to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and world-renowned outdoor adventure, Kentucky has it all, as well as a unique history and culture.

Kentucky boasts 48 state parks and when it comes to the outdoors offers everything from soft to intense adventure options, including hundreds of hiking trails, thousands of miles of rivers and the longest cave system in the world.

Pictured during a luncheon in Toronto are (l-r) Joanne Scalamogna of Access Marketing, Canadian representative of Kentucky Tourism, Meghan Crosman of the Kentucky Department of Tourism, Niki Heichelbech, Lexington CVB, Scottie Ellis of the Kentucky Department of Tourism, and (in back) Eric Summe, president & CEO, Northern KY CVB.