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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
Kentucky Tourism is a Winner!
During 2017, Kentucky’s tourism industry generated over $15 billion in economic impact, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year. The industry also supported over 195,000 jobs (up 2,806 jobs from the previous year) while direct expenditures created 136,907 of those jobs. These tourism-generated jobs provided over $3.3 billion in wages to Kentucky workers – an increase of $65 million from 2016 wages.
The industry also generated more than $1.5 billion in tax revenue, with $202 million going directly to local communities.
Total Economic Impact – 26796 Hospitality Employees