Tourism nets nearly $12B in Kentucky last year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The overall economic impact of the tourism
industry in Kentucky grew slightly to nearly $12 billion last year
despite the lingering recession.

Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday a newly released survey showing
nearly 170,000 tourism-related jobs in Kentucky underscores the
importance of the industry.

The survey showed that the tourism jobs generated more than $2.6
billion in wages, an increase of $76 million over 2010. In
addition, tourism generated $1.2 billion in tax revenues.

The survey was conducted by Versailles-based Certec Inc. of

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