511 Tourism Information Now Available at Blue Grass Airport

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visitors to Blue Grass Airport will now have travel information available to them through one source. Blue Grass Airport and Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association (SEKTDA) are partnering to provide LCD screens displaying Kentucky 511 tourism information as well as airport flight arrivals.

The 511 Tourism Information Program is managed by SEKTDA and the Kentucky Department of Transportation. The 511 Traffic and Travel Program is offered nationwide, however, Kentucky is the only state to offer an enhanced tourism service. Within Kentucky, individuals can dial 5-1-1 and select the tourism option to receive information about historical and cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, events and festivals, lodging and dining.

“The addition of the 511 displays at the airport is going to be a valuable asset to our passengers,” said Michael Gobb, executive director of Blue Grass Airport. “These screens will assist travelers with quickly gaining access to a wide variety of travel information for their Kentucky visit. 511 is truly a one-stop source for travelers.”

These new displays will be conveniently located in the airport’s baggage claim area, so visitors can obtain the travel information they need while gathering their luggage. In addition, a new LCD screen will display information on arriving flights.

“Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association is excited about our new partnership with Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport,” said Vicki Kidd, executive director of SEKTDA. “The placement of new LCD screens fits both of our needs. These LCD screens will showcase arrival times and tourism information about southern and eastern Kentucky with the 511 display of the tourism information call center.”

Blue Grass Airport is served by six major airline brands providing convenient non-stop service to 14 major hub cities with direct service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The airport proudly serves over one million central and eastern Kentucky travelers each year.

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