TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted a spring work study trip to Boone, North Carolina April 30th-May 2nd. Boone is located in the heart of North Carolina’s High Country and is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities.
More than 30 people from communities throughout the state participated in the three day work shop. Attendees included Judge Executives,...
The City of Barbourville will host a BBQ Cook-Off June 1st at Thompson Park. The event will start at 10:00 am. In addition to bragging rights, the Grand Champion will receive $500. The competition is open to amateur and professional teams. For downloadable rules and forms, visit cityofbarbourville.com. For more information about the event, contact the City of Barbourville at 606-546-6197...
The fair is open to all juried Kentucky crafters and exhibitor slots are still available. The Appalachian Craft Fair Exhibitor and Demonstrator application is available at tourseky.com in the downloadable forms section of the homepage. A single 10x10 booth without electricity is only $60. Other booth options are available. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky President/CEO Jeff Crowe was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Louisville, Kentucky Chapter of SKAL international. Crowe was invited to become a member last year. He officially joined the organization in February, 2012 and was named as the organization’s secretary earlier this month. Skal International is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting Global Tourism, networking and Business to Business opportunities. Read more »
More than 200 people celebrated Redbud Month at the Annual Redbud Garden Party in Middlesboro, KY. The Garden Party was held April 19th at the American Association Building and was hosted by TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY), Bell County Tourism Commission, The Middlesborough Garden Club and the Cumberland Park Garden Club. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted the McCreary County Junior Tourism Board at The Center for Rural Development April 3, 2013. The Junior Tourism Board was recently created through a grant to McCreary County Tourist Commission from the Brushy Fork Institute. The board is made up of students from McCreary Central High (sophomores – seniors) that have expressed an interest in economic growth through the tourism industry. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) invites you to celebrate Redbud Month April 19, 2013 at the Redbud Garden Party in Downtown Middlesboro. The event will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT at the American Association Building/Bell County Tourism Office, 2215 Cumberland Avenue Middlesboro, KY. The Bell County Tourism Commission, Middlesborough Garden Club and Cumberland Park Garden Club are partnering with TOUR SEKY to sponsor the free event. Read more »
More than forty travel and tourism professionals earned certification as a “Travel Marketing Professional” (TMP) after completing the three-year program of Southeast Tourism Society’s (STS) Marketing College. The students were recognized for this achievement at the STS Spring Symposium March 19th in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) President/CEO Jeff Crowe participated in the Travel South USA Motorcoach Showcase February 17th- 22nd in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read more »
Attention all business owners and managers! Do you want your business to increase so much you need to hire additional employees? Then get ready for our newest program…Be Strategic McCreary County: Grow Your Business. Read more »
April is Redbud Month in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce the 2013 Redbud Trails Photography Contest. TOUR SEKY is calling all photographers in TOUR’s 49 county service region to submit their best Redbud photos. Top entries will be the featured 2013 summer exhibit at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. Read more »
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) President/CEO Jeff Crowe participated in the Tennessee Motor Coach Association's (TCMA) 2013 Convention and Marketplace in Knoxville, Tennessee, January 28th-31st.
The event allows bus owners and tour operators to meet travel industry representatives to plan trip itineraries for motor coach group travel throughout the United States. More than 300 destination marketers met with 60 different motor coach operators during the marketplace. Nearly a dozen tour planners also participated in the event. Read more »
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