From hiking to sailing, Kentucky tourism is growing.
But a little-known state tourism office has been tasked with keeping track of it all.
The Tourism Tourism Bureau is trying to get to know Kentucky and keep the Emerald Island tourism boom going.
The state’s tourism office will have its sights set on helping Kentucky residents and visitors get to the places they love in the state.
It’s a job that’s not easy, as it involves spending a lot of time on the road.
It also means the bureau will need to keep an eye on the Emerald Islands as they move to make sure everything is in line with state and federal guidelines.
The Emerald Islands are an archipelago of islands located off the coast of the United States and Mexico.
They are popular for their sandy beaches, stunning waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.
But the Emeralds aren’t the only places in Kentucky where you can go for vacation.
There are several others as well.
The tourism bureau hopes to have its work done by the end of the year.
The agency’s president is Julie M. McQuade, who was a director for the Tourism Tourism Commission from 2008 to 2017.
She said the job has its perks.
She told FOX 4 News she’s looking forward to seeing the Emerald islands.
We have to be able to be a little bit creative with our marketing, she said.
“We have to find ways to get people to think outside the box, to make it a little more enticing and interesting,” she said, adding that the bureau wants to be an active member of the tourism industry.
“That’s what I love about Kentucky.
We always have a bit of an appetite for new experiences.”
The Emeralds are one of the states that’s seeing a resurgence in tourism.
Kentucky Tourism Tourism Association CEO Gary P. Burt said there’s been a lot more interest in the island states and more people traveling there.
Burt said that while it’s not the only place in Kentucky that offers a trip, Kentucky is a top destination.
“Kentucky has an excellent base of businesses, tourism facilities, restaurants, attractions, etc. So, it’s an excellent place for us to work with,” he said.
Bryan L. Hays, a spokesman for the Kentucky Tourism Bureau, said the bureau is excited about the potential for tourism to thrive in Kentucky.
“Our office’s mission is to make Kentucky a place for people to visit, visit and spend their money,” Hays said.
Hays said he’s also excited about having the job of managing the Emerald’s tourism bureau.
He said there are many things that can be done to keep the tourism boom alive.
“I think a lot has been accomplished, but we’re still very much in the infancy stage,” he told FOX4 News.