Press Releases

Paducah CVB Honored with Traverse Awards

Monday, November 7, 2016 2:00 PM by Laura Oswald

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) recognized Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) destination marketing efforts with three 2016 Traverse Awards at the KTIA Traverse Awards Gala in Lexington, Kentucky on November 2.

Becky Straley Joins Paducah CVB Sales Team

Friday, September 2, 2016 8:00 AM by Laura Oswald

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announces Becky Straley as the organization’s new Director of Convention Sales. In this role, Straley will support the CVB’s efforts to promote Paducah as a destination as she prospects for conventions and meetings to increase tourism economic impact.

Mary Hammond, Executive Director of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry. The focus of the program is on vision, leadership, productivity and the implementation of business strategies.  Hammond was recognized at the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) 2016 Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN.

The 2016 edition of the annual Mountain Workshops, a 41-year internationally recognized collection of simultaneous photojournalism, video storytelling, picture editing, data visualization and time-lapse
workshops, will be held October 18-22 in Paducah, Ky. Held each year in towns throughout Kentucky, the workshops cover a gamut of skills that enable photographers to better tell stories about the
surrounding community while learning from professional visual storytellers, many of them recognized as some of the best contemporary journalists of our time.

Tourism Spending Increases in Paducah

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:54 PM by Laura Oswald

The 2015 Economic Impact of Kentucky Tourism Report shows an increase in tourism spending in McCracken County with direct tourism expenditures totaling $223,590,307, an increase of 5.4% from 2014.

Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau Among Governor’s Award in the Arts Recipients

Governor Steve Beshear presented Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with the 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Arts – Government Award at the Kentucky State Capitol on October 22. The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are the Commonwealth’s highest honors in the arts, recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky.