mark a. calitri

24
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks about Owensboro Kentucky: CVB continues to thrive!

Mark Calitri speaks about Owensboro Kentucky: CVB continues to thrive!
“Brand USA’s international campaign is valuable to Owensboro because Brand USA’s marketing expertise reaches millions of new visitors throughout the world,” Calitri said. “You just can’t buy that type of national and international exposure and we are going to capitalize on it.”
Claude Bacon, vice president of sales, e-commerce and administration for Owensboro-based LinGate Hospitality, which operates the Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott, said 2018 had “positive momentum” for those hotels.
“We see that positive momentum continuing in 2019,” he said.
But Bacon said, “New hotel supply in the market could affect occupancy rates.”

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/more-rooms-at-the-inn-hotel-building-surge-means-more/article_65e5913b-b1f6-5ad5-a48f-74cf15a98837.html

Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

1
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro launches newsletter to help businesses, attractions

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro launches newsletter to help businesses, attractions

For the complete article click here: http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/cvb-newsletter-to-help-businesses-attractions/article_c0098604-c165-5af6-9260-d8cf895e481e.html
Mark A. Calitri, President of Visit Owensboro said, “this was a valuable community wide initiative being spearheaded by Dave Kirk. Its vital for our community to work strategically together in providing the highest level of guest service as possible. This higher level of service is what separates Owensboro from our competitors.”
Dave Kirk, the CVB’s destination management director, said it will be especially helpful for restaurants to know when a large number of visitors will be at events near them.
“It will be extremely beneficial to us to know when folks are coming to Owensboro and how long they’ll be here,” Daniel Hewlette, O.Z. Tyler Distillery’s director of visitor experience, said in a news release. “It will better prepare us to both market to visitors and accommodate them if they want to visit the distillery.”
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g39722-d10868343-Reviews-O_Z_Tyler_Distillery-Owensboro_Kentucky.html

Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

28
Feb

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro earns 2018 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Member of the year award

“2018 has been a transformational year for our organization!”, said Mark A. Calitri, president/CEO of Visit Owensboro.
Calitri noted that one of the original goals for Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau was to develop a strong partnership with the Chamber and support each other’s efforts and work towards a common goal and this award highlights success in achieving that goal.
Kirk Kirkpatrick, master of ceremonies for the award event congratulated Visit Owensboro on the award saying that it was the first time the award has been won by a group and that cvb is ‘making history’.

Owensboro chamber of commerce awards Visit Owensboro Kentucky

This award serves as recognition for Visit Owensboro efforts this year in building a valuable and relevant organization to Owensboro and Daviess County.
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

28
Feb

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Tourism for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky continue to thrive and create a powerful economic engine.

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Tourism for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky continue to thrive and create a powerful economic engine.
Kentucky Tourism Industry Association President Hank Phillips says, “Kentucky is riding a tourism wave that promises to grow, adding to its already impressive contributions to the state’s economy.”

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Tourism-related businesses and convention bureaus across the Commonwealth work tirelessly to cement Kentucky’s name in the tourism industry. And the results speak for themselves.
For the complete article and more information: https://www.nkytribune.com/2019/01/hank-phillips-state-riding-a-big-tourism-wave-creating-major-economic-impact-across-the-state/
Tourism for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky continue to thrive and create a powerful economic engine. In 2017 total direct expenditures are estimate at $197,38,898.
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.