LOUISVILLE, KY — Louisville Tourism received major industry recognition during ConferenceDirect‘s Annual Partner Meeting as the top Convention & Visitors Bureau of the Year in a secondary market. Louisville also took one of the top 15 spots in the Top 50 U.S. Destinations for booked room nights in 2018, placing No. 15. The recognitions are based on ConferenceDirect’s recent annual report showing meeting planning customers’ top hotel and destination choices, which helps forecast 2019 trends.
ConferenceDirect also recognizes individual hotels, ranking them for 2018 overall hotel bookings. Louisville was the only destination with three hotels placing in the Top 20. The individual hotel awards are as follows:
Top Hotels & Resorts under 750 sleeping rooms
- Omni Louisville, ranked No. 4
- The Louisville Marriott Downtown, No. 10
- Hyatt Regency Louisville, No. 16
Top Hotels & Resorts with 750+ sleeping rooms
- The Galt House Hotel, No. 32
“These accolades provide a great opportunity to recognize our city as a highly desirable destination and gives Louisville an edge in visibility among professional meeting planners as well as reconfirming the tourism industry’s position as a major driver in this community,” said Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism. “We’re also very proud of the hotels who received recognition for their hard work and dedication to the tourism industry.”
Read the feature on Louisville in the F&D 2019 Spring issue.