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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!
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
DIRECT VISITOR SPENDING IMPACT
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.
TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT
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.