LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Trailblazing best describes Louisville now as a travel destination. The Derby City joins Austin, Nashville, Denver, Portland and Indianapolis in outpacing the nation as places that realize the benefits of their tourism vision, and work to keep the community and marketplace engagement fresh and relevant.
Significant improvement can be traced to better convention and meeting facilities and hotel upgrades, better attractions and entertainment, and better community support and engagement with Louisville tourism stakeholders and community leaders.
Unique and vibrant neighborhoods attractive and accommodating to a wide range of visitors, high-quality arts, cultural attractions and dining-options, authentic and unique attractions and entertainment, and a wide diversity of parks, bike trails, sports fields, and outdoor experiences are strengths.
The key now is to accelerate improvements and opportunities to evolve – a stronger workforce, better mobility and access, additional direct flights cultivating an international destination, wifi accessibility in outdoor public areas, and more bandwith and high speed capacities.
Leadership, vision, and strong planning helped move Louisville into the limelight and a heavy dose of the same will be needed to keep it shining as a world-class visitor destination.