Kentucky Travel Kicks Off "99 Days of Summer Fun in Kentucky"

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May 27, 2011--The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet are kicking off the ?99 Days of Summer Fun in Kentucky? campaign as Kentuckians prepare to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend and the rest of the summer.

?For the next 99 days, Kentucky will offer some great travel and vacation experiences,? said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow. ?Kentucky has it all ? from adventure tourism opportunities to arts and crafts, parks and unique museums. The best part is that many of these places are just a short drive away. This summer, make a point of visiting a new location and enjoying new experiences.?

The ?99 Days of Summer Fun,? which begins May 30, will feature a website that highlights events and destinations around the state. Guests can register online to be eligible for prizes that will be drawn at least once a week. Visit www.kentuckytourism.com and click on the ?99 Days of Summer Fun? for information and details.

?I?d like to encourage Kentuckians to visit someplace in their home state where they?ve never been before,? said Travel and Tourism Commissioner Mike Cooper. ?Kentucky has hundreds of excellent places for families to visit and enjoy their leisure time.?

The website will also include links to money-saving coupons and other special deals for travelers in Kentucky. Included will be Kentucky State Parks discount coupons at several parks throughout the state.