CVB Continues To Bid For Business

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Owensboro continues to try to bring new events to Owensboro.  This time, bidding for  the international geocaching event called GeoWoodstock.  The event would bring an estimated 3000 people to Owensboro from all over the world in 2021.  Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt where people use their mobile devices…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: 3 ways to build guest confidence for Owensboro Kentucky

According to author Jena Tessa Fox and the most recent Price Waterhouse Coopers survey—travelers will make travel decisions based on safety. The PwC survey found some definite bright spots as almost 40% of consumers plan to travel by this July. Mark Calitri, Visit Owensboro, President/CEO, indicated that for the tourism industry to begin recovery two…

Words of Encouragement From Visit Owensboro President & CEO Mark Calitri

During uncertain times, one thing is definite.  We will be better as a result of this crises.  Everyone loves a comeback story and Owensboro will come back better than ever.  We’ve been the underdog before and we thrive in that role.  As the virus continues to evolve, our local small businesses along with the hospitality…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hospitality industry slammed by pandemic

Hospitality industry slammed by pandemicThe nation’s hospitality industry — hotels, restaurants, attractions and events — has sustained massive losses in the past two months.A new report from the U.S. Travel Association says the industry has lost more than $157 billion in business since March, when compared with 2019.The week that ended May 9 alone saw…