MIDDLESBORO NAMED AFFORDABLE FALL FOLIAGE TOWN

September 16, 2010

Somerset, KY – TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce Travel and Leisure Magazine named Middlesboro, KY as one of the best affordable fall foliage towns. The magazine recommended 10 small communities across the nation that are less crowded and more affordable than other fall hot spots. The article noted Middlesboro’s historic downtown and its proximity to the Cumberland Gap. The article also featured a hotel in each recommended community. The Cumberland Manor Bed and Breakfast was the featured hotel for Middlesboro. The area is filled with sugar maples, birch, and beech trees that will show their peak colors mid to late October. Travelers can also see spectacular views of the colorful leaves along the many trails and overlooks at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. “We have more than bourbon, bluegrass and horses in Kentucky,” said Jeff Crowe, TOUR SEKY President and CEO.” “We are thrilled our beautiful region is receiving national attention for its affordable fall splendor. We want our travelers and residents alike to enjoy the beauty of fall here in southern and eastern Kentucky.” For more information on other great places to view beautiful fall foliage in southern and eastern Kentucky, call 1-877-TOURSEKY. TOUR SEKY is an award winning initiative of Congressman Hal Rogers. The organization’s mission is to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, while contributing to the economic, cultural growth, health and awareness, and overall quality of life of the region. For additional information about TOUR SEKY visit www.tourseky.com, or call 606-677-6093.