Lexington, Ky. – VisitLEX earned three gold, four silver, and seven bronze awards along with the Most Innovative Award at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) fall conference, which was held November 13-15 in Owensboro, KY.  The travel industry is the third largest in the state representing a $15 billion statewide impact and a $3.2 billion impact in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region.

The KTIA Traverse Awards honor the talent, creativity and effectiveness of its members’ marketing and public relations efforts.

VisitLEX was awarded the following: 

  • Most Innovative: Out of Home Advertising – Chicago campaign
  • Gold: Meetings Direct Mail Box Series, Leisure Marketing Campaign and Chicago Out of Home Advertising;
  • Silver: Booklet or Guide (Mural Challenge and Brochure), Event/Meeting/Conference Material (Oxford American), Print Advertising (Leisure Print) and Promotional Video (Accolade Video); and
  • Bronze:  Booklet or Guide (Beyond Grits), Promotional Videos (Lexington Sizzle Video, Oh Look Horses, Outdoor Sizzle Video, Print Ads to Life, Spring Social Video), Specialty Item (Holiday Gift and Card)

Gathan Borden, Vice President of Marketing for VisitLEX stated: “Our team at VisitLEX and our marketing partners at Cornett are constantly working on innovative ways to market Lexington as a premier travel destination. Winning these numerous awards along with being recognized as the Judge’s Choice for “Most Innovative” validates our marketing efforts. It is such an honor to receive awards in recognition of our hard work.”

A panel of unbiased and impartial marketing, public relations and tourism professionals whose work is conducted outside of Kentucky judged the entries.

About VisitLEX
VisitLEX is a destination sales, marketing, and service organization charged with promoting Lexington's Bluegrass Region for the purpose of attracting visitors and growing the economy.  For more information: www.visitlex.com