BG Tourism Bureau Funding Solidified

By Jon Hardison | 

Bowling Green's tourism industry will receive a vote of confidence from the city commission tomorrow night.

Commissioners will vote to permanently send $100,000 in room tax revenue to the tourism bureau.

That money had been coming in on a year-to-year basis, but will now become steady income.

The tourism bureau uses the funding to put up billboards on I-65 and hire a group of tour directors to cater to bus tours of the area.

"We like seeing those buses pull into town because that's a group of 30 or 40 people that are spending money with us whether it's the hotels, restaurants or attractions, they're spending money," Fitch said.

The city commissioners will vote to make the room tax revenue permanent, at their regular meeting tomorrow night at seven in city hall.

To learn more about the tourism bureau, visit their website: