The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging hospitality businesses in the city to plan ahead for a tough year. It has launched a new web site designed to share industry trends and marketing plans and help companies handle what’s likely to be a continuing drop in visitors. Still, Bureau head Jim Wood says the tourism business is better off than some.
Several large U.S. corporations announced massive lay-offs nationwide this week. About 55,000 jobs were lost in a single day. It’s not yet clear whether any of those losses will come from Kentucky. What is clear is that the most recent unemployment statistics here show little improvement.
With the Ryder Cup less than two weeks away, local hospitality professionals are getting ready to host the thousands of visitors the event will bring to the city.