Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: Feb. 22-24

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum hosts Rhonda Vincent on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m.  Vincent is known for her high-energy personality and talents which power one of the hottest shows in bluegrass music!  World class musicians and an award-winning voice set the stage for a one-of-a-kind,…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Tourism officials trying to make Owensboro a destination

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Tourism officials trying to make Owensboro a destinationhttp://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_44825af8-f411-11e8-8846-536cac7481c5.html“We’re partnering with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and O.Z. Tyler Distillery to promote Owensboro,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Wednesday. “When we split the costs three ways, billboards are affordable.“We’re trying to market…

CVB is courting bus tour operators

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau will play host to nine bus tour operators from seven states and Canada on Friday. Mark Calitri, CVB president, said the idea is to “introduce them to Owensboro and put our community on their road map. These tour operators, if impressed, will book future bus group trips to…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Daviess County Kentucky continues to thrive!

According to the Messenger Inquirer-Daviess County has again received top marks from national bond rating company Moody’s Investor Services for its strong credit position, according to a report released March 22. ‘This highlights the strong leadership coming from Daviess County and will only help Visit Owensboro generate more business through tourism,” said Mark Calitri. http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/county-receives-high-credit-rating/article_4d3c744e-100a-5b2e-966b-32c2654d5f56.html…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hear the Music Brand USA marketing campaign features Owensboro Kentucky

Brand USA will promote tourism to several major cities and states as part of a campaign that encourages authentic American experiences. Included on the list of 10 are Austin, Texas, Detroit, Miami, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, Owensboro and West Hollywood, California. https://www.thebrandusa.com/media-events/news/brand-usa-expands-creative-music-campaign-showcase-endless-destination-experiences Mark Calitri, Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau executive…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: 2A State Championships a success for Owensboro Kentucky

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: 2A State Championships a success for Owensboro Kentucky http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/inclement-weather-cost-a-tourney/article_2915850e-9e4e-5619-810c-c942b53388cb.html Mark Calitri, CVB president, said, “We’re an events town. We need events to draw people to Owensboro.”And the strategy is working. The 3 percent tax on hotel room rentals in January is up 10.7 percent from last year. This success is highlighting…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro earns 3 statewide awards during Kentucky Tourism Industry Association conference

The Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau earns three state wide awards for excellence!    https://www.owensborotimes.com/features/business/2018/11/kirk-named-2018-ktia-emerging-leader/ “2018 is turning out to be a tremendous year for Visit Owensboro,” said Mark Calitri, President/CEO of the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visit Owensboro earned:2018 Silver Traverse Award for promotional video2018 Gold Traverse Award for…

CVB President Speaks Tourism

The official State of Kentucky visitor guides are now available and offers the most reliable source for information on planning your travels to Kentucky. “Visit Owensboro’s ad is prominently displayed in this year’s guide and highlights Owensboro as the cultural and culinary hub of Western Kentucky, “said Mark A. Calitri, president/CEO of the Owensboro Daviess…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro and Spectra earn Convention South award

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro and Spectra earn Convention South award https://exhibitcitynews.com/owensboro-again-honored-with-conventionsouths-readers-choice-award/   Spectra, the providers of venue management and food services & hospitality to Kentucky’s Owensboro Convention Center, and the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau are excited to announce that they have each received the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth, the…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro embarks on ambitious plan to attract tour operators from across the United States

  https://visitowbky.wpengine.com/2019/03/cvb-hoping-tour-operators-visit-will-increase-visitors/?olink=%2Fcategory%2Fnews%2Fwhat-others-are-saying%2F&otitle=What+Others+Are+Saying&rtax=category&rterm=538   Mark Calitri, CVB president, said earlier that the idea was to “introduce them to Owensboro and put our community on their road map. These tour operators, if impressed, will book future bus group trips to visit Owensboro.”Calitri said Dave Kirk, Visit Owensboro, Destination Management will be spearheading the project. ‘It all starts…