Warren County was recently awarded the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Economic Engine Award, given to those whose tourism efforts have had a significant impact on their local economies. Warren County stands out with one of the highest rates of tourism revenue generation and job creation statewide.
Warren County tourism has created over 4,500 tourism jobs and generated more than $435 million in economic impact annually.
KTIA CEO and President Hank Phillips presented the Economic Engine Award to Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We thank our tourism-related businesses for their tremendous contributions to Warren County’s economy,” Fitch said. “Without their efforts, we would not be standing here today, honored, to accept this award on behalf of our community. Warren County and Bowling Green are a wonderful destination, and the employees of our attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops and other tourism entities are tremendous ambassadors for our community.”