13th Annual Tourism Forum a Success

November 1, 2012

TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) held its 13th Annual Tourism Forum October 15, 2013 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. This year’s theme was “Unravel the Mystery of Tourism.”

The Annual Forum is the premier educational and networking event for tourism professionals, economic development representatives and elected officials in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. National speakers addressed important issues currently affecting the industry. 

Jennifer Barbee, Jennifer Barbee Inc, presented a morning workshop on pop culture tourism. Barbee is a renowned tourism consultant based in Texas. Barbee discussed ways to help communities maximize trends for their destinations.

TOUR SEKY recognized many of its volunteers during the awards ceremony. Awards included the Governmental Tourism Impact Award, “Rookie” of the year and the APEX award which stands for Achievement, Professionalism, Excellence, and X-traordinary in tourism.