Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Brand USA-Hear the music international marketing campaign features Owensboro Kentucky

On March 15th, Brand USA launched a digital and print Hear the Music campaign with Bloomberg Media Group. This six-month campaign targets Bloomberg’s affluent, travel-ready audience in in eight markets: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The media mix includes print inserts in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Europe and Asia editions; out-stream…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit the USA picks ten music-loving cities to experience America’s musical heritage

Visit The USA highlights ten music-loving cities where travelers can dance to salsa, toe tap to blues or let loose to techno, and hear the music that helps makes the USA such a vibrant and enticing destination. https://www.traveldailymedia.com/music-loving-american-cities/?fbclid=IwAR3g2kJxlUQFe17l2TXndkgfVRWjpUXnQn3G1yMckhjhW_DWq_JQk_Hvdjw For a heady combination of barbecue, bourbon and bluegrass, travelers to the U.S. should head to Owensboro,…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Michael Cleveland legendary blind, partially-deaf fiddler to play in Owensboro

The decision to include a Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper concert with the Kentucky Fried Pickin’ event was a decision the Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau made with intent.“Basically, it’s two separate events, but that’s our theme going forward, to collaborate and build partnerships between different events,” said CVB president and CEO Mark Calitri.…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Tourism is the front door to economic development in Owensboro Kentucky

https://edc.owensboro.com/_uploads/sites/3/2018/10/GOEDC-Annual-Report-2018web.pdfThe addition of Owensboro’s own bourbon distillery – O.Z. Tyler – to Kentucky’s bourbon trail will bring an estimated additional 20,000 visitors to the city each year. Owensboro’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Mark Calitri says of the tourism industry here, “Economic development starts with a visit and there’s been no greater time than…

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

https://visitowensboro.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 with establishing…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Top things to do in Owensboro from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor is a great resource to provide valuable information on things to do in Owensboro. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g39722-Owensboro_Kentucky-Vacations.htmlVisit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

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…