- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, are headed to England this week to promote tourism in Kentucky.

Also making the trip, according to state officials, are representatives of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and officials from convention and visitor bureaus in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky.

Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Bob Stewart says the United Kingdom sends the most overseas travelers to Kentucky. He says the trip is an effort to expand that market.

During the trip, the governor plans to meet with journalists and others in the travel industry to promote Kentucky’s $13.1 billion tourism industry. He will visit Ascot Racecourse during the trip.

Officials say the Beshears are scheduled to arrive in England on Wednesday and return Sunday.

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