Josh Quinn joins meetNKY as tourism is poised to rebound and new grasp plan is in place
As Northern Kentucky’s tourism trade recovers from the worst downturn ever, the belief that journey demand will totally return to 2019 ranges is obvious.
Embracing forward-thinking and new alternatives, meetNKY has labored over the past 12 months with a nationwide consulting company, Streetsense, an area advisory committee, the bureau’s Board of Commissioners, and regional companions to create a “Grasp Plan” targeted on holding journey demand sturdy and outlining a slate of initiatives that guarantee this vacation spot maintains a progress focus into the 12 months forward.
With this plan prepared for implementation, meetNKY has just lately added a brand new position to deal with implementation and product technique planning on the metropolis, county, and state stage.
Becoming a member of the group as the brand new Product Growth Director is Josh Quinn who brings an
spectacular 27-year profession in public service. Josh just lately accomplished his time period as chair for meetNKY’s Board of Administrators. He additionally co-founded Boone County Distilling Firm in 2013, a cease on The B-Line® in NKY and a member of the KY Craft Bourbon Path.
“We’re laser-focused as a corporation and an trade on the objective to proceed to develop the impression from the customer trade in NKY,” mentioned President & CEO of meetNKY, Julie Kirkpatrick.
“We’re excited to welcome Josh along with his strengths in consensus and strategic coalition
constructing which can serve the trade effectively as we deal with progress over the subsequent 5 years.”
meetNKY continues to collaborate with progress companions within the area, the Northern Kentucky Chamber, NKY Tri-ED and others, on initiatives to speed up the vacation spot as a premier place to reside, work, play, study and provides again.
The 2022 Tourism Grasp Plan outlines suggestions to information the group on efforts to enhance and help financial progress for NKY by tourism advertising and vacation spot growth.
Tourism is a signature trade in Northern Kentucky representing near $2 billion of spending and near 14,000 jobs within the three-county metro space. It is usually a chief a part of the Cincy area.
The grasp plan reinforces the various set of choices obtainable to guests — faith-based locations, outside actions, main league sports activities, walkable city environments, the Bourbon Path and wineries, the Ohio and Licking Rivers and extra. And it identifies 4 key customer segments which are ripe for progress: well-educated Gen 2/Millennials, Gen Xers, African American cultural guests and outside recreationists. There are alternatives for everybody — households, sports activities spectators, outside fanatics, and tradition and heritage vacationers.
The plan identifies a lot of services which are enticing to guests, together with the Ark Encounter, Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Nice American Ballpark, Devou Park, Huge Bone Lick State Historic Web site, Roebling Suspension Bridge, BB Riverboats, Turfway Park — simply to call a couple of.
Add to that, the various lodging choices and powerful meals/beverage tradition obtainable within the area.
And you’ve got purpose to imagine that the expansion of tourism is certainly in Northern Kentucky’s future.
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