SOMERSET – TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) hosted the Experience the BLOOM Awards May 23, 2012 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. BLOOM stands for Business, Leadership, Opportunities, Organization and Motivation. These awards were created to honor those who have gone above and beyond to make the visitors experience outstanding. Nominations were made by tourism professionals across TOUR SEKY’s 47 county region.
Fred James, Prestonsburg Tourism Executive Director, was honored with the Man of the Year Award. The Man of the Year is someone that has made an impact in his community or in the region. The Tourism Man of the Year is someone whose name is well known and regarded as someone to look up to when it comes to making a difference.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to recognize these outstanding leaders in the travel and tourism industry,” said Jeff Crowe, TOUR SEKY President/CEO. “They each work hard and it’s important to let them know their hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed by their peers.”
There are 12 different categories for the Bloom Awards. Each one represents an outstanding experience; restaurant, accommodation, visitor attraction, entertainment, sporting event, and CVB or tourism office. Awards were also presented to hospitality youth, hospitality personality, best downtown, lifetime achievement, man and woman of the year.
For more information about the Experience the Bloom Awards please contact Maggie Bill at 606-677-6093 or email@example.com.
TOUR SEKY is an award winning initiative of Congressman Hal Rogers. The organization’s mission is to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, while contributing to the economic, cultural growth, health and awareness, and overall quality of life of the region. For additional information about TOUR SEKY visit www.tourseky.com, or call 606-677-6093.