Bourbon, Bluegrass and BaysBy Buzzy Gordon and Carol Smith

The Commonwealth rolls out a welcoming carpet

Bourbon, Bluegrass and Bays

All roads might not to lead to Kentucky, but it certainly seems as if nearly all air lanes do. Louisville is the international hub for UPS, while the neighboring regional Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is within a two-hour flight of 60% of the U.S. population. In these days of stressful air travel, Kentucky is the place to hold your meeting if you want rested attendees ready to work—and play.

The business, commerce and meetings and conventions hub of the Commonwealth of Kentucky lies within a compact triangle demarcated by Louisville, America’s “northernmost southern city;” Covington (Northern Kentucky), the southern side of Cincinnati; and Lexington, the horse capital of the world. This dynamic region of the Bluegrass State also gives the world “the most exciting two minutes in sports” each May at Derby time, as well as smooth bourbon whiskey that can be enjoyed all year round—and experienced up close and personally as a mellowing adjunct to any meeting or convention.    



  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a hub for Delta Airlines, is consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the world. With 200 daily departures to more than 65 nonstop cities, CVG offers the same accessibility as many first-tier cities. It is 20 minutes from Northern Kentucky’s RiverCenter, 80 minutes from Lexington and just over 90 minutes from Louisville.
  • Louisville International Airport, just 15 minutes from the downtown area, has nonstop service to 28 destinations and convenient connections to a variety of cities worldwide.
  • Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport, located only 6 miles from downtown, is served by 7 major airlines providing 14 nonstop destinations and 85 flights daily.

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