About BHA

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The Bluegrass Hospitality Association (BHA) represents a diverse membership of hospitality professionals, including hotels, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, tourist attractions, and strategic partners.  If you are a stakeholder in the hospitality sector and want to positively impact the Bluegrass hospitality industry, then membership in BHA is a must! 

Our Mission: Through cooperative partnerships, the Bluegrass Hospitality Association strives to be an advocate for the hospitality industry and promotion of travel and tourism in the Bluegrass.

Bluegrass Hospitality Industry At a Glance

The Tourism and Travel industry contributed over $13 billion to Kentucky's economy in 2015. Direct expenditures by tourists accounted for over $8.7 billion of this total, an increase of 5.0 percent since 2014!  It generated nearly $1.43 billion in tax revenues for the government in 2015 with $1.25 billion to the state and nearly $184.8 million locally. It is responsible for 186,204 jobs in Kentucky in 2015 - up 6,241 from 2014.  It generated over $3.07 billion in wages to Kentucky workers - an increase of $146 million from 2014. 



Upcoming Events
2018 Lexington Hospitality Awards 

Tuesday, May 15
More information coming soon!