IBEX hotel booking includes Kentucky Derby drawing

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Visitors booking hotel rooms for the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference can win prizes that include tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau will be the exclusive housing agency for the annual boating industry trade show and networking event this year and will offer special incentives.

“We are confident their talented team of travel professionals will provide prompt and attentive service to the more than 5,000 people attending IBEX 2012,” IBEX co-show director Carl Cramer said in a statement.

The bureau has negotiated IBEX discounts with 19 hotels in the downtown and airport area to give preference to attendees who reserve IBEX blocks and will offer monthly drawings for free gifts, including gift certificates for an official personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat and special offerings from other Louisville attractions to be announced.

Those who use the bureau’s reservation service are automatically entered. The grand prize, two tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby, will be awarded at IBEX, which will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Click here to book hotel rooms for IBEX 2012 or call 800-743-3100.


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