So, the CVB has launched “Operation Staycation” — incentives to get area residents to vacation in local hotels.
“People love a good deal and are ready to get out and have some new adventures,” Chris Gendek, the CVB’s destination services director, said this week. “A staycation in Owensboro is a great recipe for that.”
Dave Kirk, destination management director, said, “The latest Longwoods International Travel Sentiment study finds that 40% of people do not yet feel safe traveling outside their community. Being sensitive to that, we want to offer ways to feel like you’re on a vacation without actually having to leave Owensboro.”
During September, when someone books a room in any local hotel, they’ll get discounts to be used at The Brew Bridge, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Ole South Bar-B-Q.
“I can’t say thank you enough for our hotels and attractions working together to offer this opportunity for a staycation,” Gendek said. “We’re living in tough times, but we’re working together to move forward.”