Awards and Recognitions


Traverse Awards

Each year, KTIA recognizes and honors members for talent, creativity and effectiveness in marketing through the Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing. Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes are awarded for each category. “Best in Show” rewards the most unforgettable and impressive entry and “Most Innovative” rewards the most unique entry. Each judge will also select a “Judge’s Choice” award.  

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Professional Awards

KTIA recognizes those members who go above and beyond in their service, involvement and engagement with the association and Kentucky tourism as a whole. Professional awards rewarded include the Mangeot-Oaken Distinguished Service Award, the Member of the Year and the Emerging Leader of the Year and are presented at the annual Fall Conference.

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