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Board Of Directors - Bluegrass Hospitality Association
We Are

The Bluegrass Hospitality Association (BHA) represents a diverse membership of hospitality professionals, including hotels, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, tourist attractions, and strategic partners.  If you are a stakeholder in the hospitality sector and want to positively impact the Bluegrass hospitality industry, then membership in BHA is a must!

Our Mission

The Bluegrass Hospitality Association is the unified voice of the hospitality industry; committed to advocating for our members, investing in our future leaders and celebrating the impact of the Hospitality community in the Bluegrass.

Bluegrass Hospitality Industry At a Glance



The Kentucky visitor economy spans multiple industries. Visitors support business in accommodations, food and beverage, recreation, retail shopping, local transportation and air travel. In 2021, 70.5 million visitors spent $7.7 billion across the Kentucky economy.

The direct visitor spending impact of $7.7 billion generated a total economic impact of $11.2 billion in Kentucky in 2021 including indirect and induced impacts. This total economic impact sustained 83,100 jobs and generated $810 million in state and local tax revenues in 2021.

$11.2 BILLION Total Economic Impact of Tourism in Kentucky in 2021
$7.7B Direct Visitor Spending
$11.2B Total Economic Impact
83,100 Total Jobs Generated
$808M State & Local Taxes Generated

Be part of a larger, stronger voice on issues and legislation that affect the hospitality industry in the Bluegrass.