Department of Travel
Equestrian Games Bus Blitz Coming to E. Ky.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Travel & Tourism, Alltech and the FEI World Equestrian Games will be touring 15 cities in eastern Kentucky during the week of May 10 - 14 to raise awareness of this world-class sporting event to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept. 25 - Oct. 10, 2010.
Face-to-face interviews will be arranged for all interested media. Staff will also be meeting with the general public in parks, stores and restaurants to build excitement for the equestrian games and The Kentucky Experience, an Epcot-like exhibition of Kentucky culture to be held in conjunction with the games at the Horse Park.
The bus tour will stop in Maysville, Morehead and Ashland on May 10; Prestonsburg, Hazard and Harlan on May 11; Middlesboro and Knoxville, Tenn. on May 12; Williamsburg, Corbin, London, Renfro Valley and Berea on May 13; and Mt. Sterling, Beattyville and Winchester on May 14.
For more information about the schedule, call the Kentucky Dept. of Travel & Tourism at 502-564-4930. For information about the World Equestrian Games and The Kentucky Experience visit www.kytourism.com and www.thekentuckyexperience.com.
The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of $11 billion, employs more than 176,000 people and generates $1 billion in taxes.