Bowling Green, Ky. – April 28, 2015 –As destinations across the country prepare for the upcoming tourist season and recognize National Tourism Week May 2-10, the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue offering a hospitality training program. The one-hour session, called V.E.T.T.E. (Very Enthusiastic Travel and Tourism Expert), is available three times throughout the summer beginning Tuesday, May 5.

The free program is offered to the public with a focus on all frontline staff members of hotels, restaurants, attractions, gas stations, retail shops and any other area businesses that may assist travelers. The curriculum includes ways to keep visitors in town longer and boost the local economy with more spending.

“We encourage the program participants to visit all the area attractions to get the full Bowling Green experience and provide more resources to answer community questions,” Telia Butler, CVB Public Relations Manager said. “This makes it easier to talk to visitors and guests about the area and makes the participants even better local ambassadors.”

All three public seminars will be held at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library on Iron Skillet Ct. at 3 p.m. on the following dates:

            Tuesday, May 5

            Thursday, June 11

            Wednesday, July 1

As a way of saying thank you for all their hard work throughout the year and as a reward for completing the program, participants receive a V.E.T.T.E. ‘passport’ granting free admission for them and one guest to local attractions. Space is limited.

For inquiries or registration information for the V.E.T.T.E. program, please call the CVB at 270-782-0800 or send an email to Find out more about the CVB and Bowling Green area happenings at



Contact: Telia Butler, PR Manager, Bowling Green Area CVB; 270-782-0800,