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Bill Marriott has retired as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board. — “As I reflect on my 66 years with Marriott International, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the people – our associates, guests, owners, franchisees, suppliers and more – who helped us become the company we are today…For future updates, I invite you to follow my son, David, Marriott’s new Chairman of the Board and Anthony Capuano, Marriott’s CEO. The company is in excellent hands and I couldn’t be prouder of our teams around the world.”
Matt Goldberg has been appointed CEO of Tripadvisor with an anticipated start date of July 1, based at the company’s Needham, Massachusetts headquarters. A former CEO of Lonely Planet (2009-2013), he has had media, advertising, and venture capital roles. Goldberg succeeds longtime CEO, Stephen Kaufer, who co-founded the company in 2000 and announced six months ago that he would depart when an appointment was made.
Arrivalist has received $2.0 million in financing from Lighter Capital in a fifth funding round, which Founder & CEO Cree Lawson says “will fuel ground-breaking products, innovative new insights and more pioneering datasets like Daily Travel Index” so that “…travel marketers will have trustworthy, industry-specific, privacy-compliant data they need to emerge from the pandemic and thrive in the new normal.” Since 2012, Arrivalist has pioneered the use of location data in travel and tourism, expanding into amusement parks, hotels, resorts, entertainment centers, airports and casinos in its portfolio of over 150 customers. Cree Lawson was an early “Bright, Shiny, New Object” presenter at eTourism Summit.
William D. Talbert III has been named Interim President & CEO of Miami-Dade Beacon Council, an economic development organization, following the unexpected passing of President and CEO Michael A. Finney last month. Talbert was the longtime President & CEO of Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, now led by David Whitaker, and he remains in a consulting role until October.
National Geographic, the 134-year-old media brand owned by The Walt Disney Co. has hired Nathan Lump as Editor in Chief. He was most recently head of editorial for Expedia Group and previously held editor in chief and editorial director roles at Time Inc., Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast, and The New York Times.
Michael Martin has been appointed President & CEO at Tempe Tourism Office. He was promoted from the position of Executive Vice President of the DMO, which he joined in 1992.
Jordan Robinson has been named President & CEO of Round Rock Chamber of Commerce in Texas following a period serving as interim. She had previously been with Greater Houston Partnership, the governor’s office and Development Counsellors International.
Meet Minneapolis welcomes Ka Vang as its first Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Most recently, Vang spent eight years as the Director of Impact & Community Engagement for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media.
Alex Batista has been named Vice President of Convention Sales at Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. He was the Complex Director of Sales & Marketing for the Eden Roc and Nobu Resorts in Miami Beach and has more than 25 years of hospitality experience.
Erica D’souza has joined Destination Canada as Senior Program Manager – Destination Development. Her background includes Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Jenese Wallace, MBA is the new Marketing Manager overseeing Meetings and Conventions at Experience Columbus.
Karen Staples, CMP, CASE, was recently promoted by Visit Salt Lake to the position of managing director, East Coast office.
Emily Bain is the new Director of Marketing at Discover Denton Texas. She joins from the University of North Texas where she was the Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions for UNT Athletics.
Conrad Allen has been promoted to Creative Marketing Manager at Discover Denton Texas, which he joined in 2018. Conrad was previously Media Production Specialist.
Allison Nunnelee has joined the Discover Monroe – West Monroe team as Public Relations & Media Coordinator. She previously served at the Public Relations Specialist for Vantage Health Plan and is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Talia Salem has a new position as Senior Manager Luxury Content Marketing RitzCarlton.com and Digital at Marriott International. She has been running the consultancy Urban Nomad for five years since leaving Brand USA as Content and Social Media Manager. Talia is a board member of Leave No Trace and a past speaker at eTourism Summit.
Jason Wolz has been promoted to Vice President of Sales at Miles Partnership, which he first joined as a Customer Service Associate in 1999. Most recently, he served as Director Platforms and Publishing.
Hayley Radich has started a new position as a Project Manager with Miles Partnership. For the past 8.5 years, she has been with Oregon’s Travel Lane County (Eugene, Cascades & Coast), most recently as Senior Director of Partner & Community Engagement.
“Dennis” was a $34.99 find at an Austin, Texas Goodwill store. Turns out, the Roman bust is 2,000 years old. Historians have decided the statue more likely represents Sextus Pompey (c. 67 – 35 BC). Purchased by Young in 2018, it once belonged to King Ludwig I of Bavaria and was last seen in Aschaffenburg, Germany where museum experts believe a U.S. soldier may have taken it. He’s now on display and will stay with the San Antonio Museum of Art for a year. Then, the 52-pound marble sculpture will return to the Pompeiianum in Germany.
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Domestic Visitor Volume and Profile Data and Travel Intent and Consumer Sentiment Data: Travel Texas seeks written proposals from qualified respondents in accordance with the specifications contained in this RFP for access to one or more datasets providing travel intent and consumer sentiment data. Under the terms of this RFP, the OOG intends to select one or more qualified firms to provide the OOG with travel intent and consumer sentiment data. Deadline: June 1, 2022. Issued by Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority in North Carolina is inviting qualified firms to submit proposals for two different research initiatives: a visitor profile study and a tourism partner study. Proposals must be received by May 20, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET. More details here.
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) is seeking proposals from experienced Massachusetts marketing agencies in public relations, marketing strategy, social media, graphic design, and advertising support services for a marketing campaign to promote Massachusetts to tourists and travelers, as described in the attached RFQ document. Click here for details. Deadline: May 20, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.
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Executive Director — West Feliciana Tourist Commission, LA (new)
Executive Director — Texas Hill Country River Region (new)
Executive Director — Columbus Area Visitors Center, IN
Executive Director — Visit Visalia, CA (new)
President & CEO — Visit Casper, WY (new)
President & CEO — Experience Maple Grove, MN (new DMO)
President & CEO — Visit Greenville, SC
President & CEO — Discover Santa Clara, CA
Executive Director — Muncie Visitors Bureau, IN
Executive Director — Manistee County Visitors Bureau, MI
Executive Director / Marketing Director — Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce, NM
President & CEO — Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Randolph Riverfront Center, LA
Executive Director / Marketing Director — Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce, NM
Executive Director-Diversity — Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PA
Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion — Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, SC
Director Black Hospitality Initiatives — Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (new)
Director — South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, TX
Vice President Digital & Media AND Senior UX Designer AND Technical Project Manager AND Creative Operations Project Manager AND Assistant Manager Communications-International AND Email Marketing & Personalization Coordinator AND Coordinator Member Programs & Services — NYC & Company
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications AND Champion of People & Culture — Destinations International, East Coast
Senior Vice President of Sales — Choose Chicago
Senior Vice President — Tulsa Regional Tourism
Executive Vice President — Visit Tucson
Vice President of Sales — San Diego Tourism Authority (new)
Vice President Sales — Visit Albuquerque
Vice President Sales — Visit Wichita
Chief Marketing Officer — Destination Cleveland, OH (new)
Chief Tourism Development Officer — Visit Spartanburg, Inc., SC
Vice President Marketing & PR — City of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vice President of Marketing AND Creative Services Manager — Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, IL
Vice President Marketing & Communications — Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, LA
Chief Financial Officer — Visit Cincy, OH
Director of Finance AND Senior Manager Destination Services — Discover The Palm Beaches, FL
Director of Tourism Development — Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, MD (new)
Director of Business Development — Tourism Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada (new)
Director of Marketing & Development — Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization, NJ
Director of Digital Marketing & Media Relations — Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, OH
Senior Director Partner & Community Engagement AND Senior Director Sports — Travel Lane County, OR (new)
Economic Development Director — Arlington County, VA
Economic Development Specialist — County of Rockland, NY
Tourism Director — City of Carthage, MO
Tourism Director — Walton County Tourism Department, FL
Manager Tourism, Conventions & Events — City of Dallas
Senior Director Marketing Analytics — Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Director of Communications — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, CA
Industry Services Manager (apply by 5/16) AND Content Marketing Writer-project (apply by 5/16) AND Social Media Assistant-project (apply by 5/16) AND Marketing Coordinator-project (apply by 5/13) — Travel Wisconsin (new)
Manager of Technology & Office Operations — Visit Baltimore
Senior Manager Research AND Social Media Manager AND International Sales Manager AND Executive Meetings Manager AND Graphic Designer AND International Sales Coordinator — Destination DC
Senior B2B Marketing Manager — Rhode Island Commerce
Senior Research Manager AND Marketing Coordinator — Arizona Office of Tourism
Destination Development Manager AND Rural Grants Specialist — State of Nevada Division of Human Resource Management
Visitor Services Program Manager-Custer State Park — State of South Dakota
Partner Engagement Manager AND Sales Director AND Sales Manager AND Human Resources Director — Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo, CA
Public Relations Manager — Sonoma County Tourism, CA
Public Relations Manager — Memphis Tourism
Public Relations & Communications Manager — Destination Madison, WI
Marketing Manager-Tourism Sales AND Social Media Content Creator AND Market Research Manager-Convention Sales AND Programming Event Coordinator AND Operations Coordinator AND Marcomm Administrative Assistant AND Convention Sales/Tourism Assistant AND Staff Accountant — New Orleans & Company
Marketing Manager — Visit Pittsburgh
Marketing Manager — City of College Station, TX
Brand Marketing Manager AND Communications Manager AND Content Manager — Visit Napa Valley, CA
Brand Marketing Manager AND Content Manager AND Manager of International Marketing — Visit California
Brand Marketing Manager AND Senior Manager Convention Sales/Southwest + West — Destination Cleveland (new)
Digital Content Manager — Visit Norfolk, VA (new)
Digital Marketing Manager AND Senior Partnership Manager AND Brand Marketing Coordinator AND Convention Sales Coordinator — Visit Greater Palm Springs, CA
Manager Social Media AND Manager European Communications AND Director Talent Acquisition — Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Senior Manager Social Media — Visit Florida
Marketing Manager — Fort Myers-Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods, Lee County, FL
Leisure and Group Tourism Marketing Manager — Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, GA
Web & Digital Marketing Manager — Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, MA
Web Marketing Manager AND Citywide Destination Services Manager — Visit Denver
Website Marketing Manager — Colorado Tourism Office
Senior Coordinator Sales & Marketing Operations — Visit Seattle
Social Media & Communications Manager — Visit Sandy Springs, GA
Communications Manager — Visit San Antonio (new)
Communications Manager — Visit Buffalo Niagara, NY
Communications Manager — Visit Carlsbad, CA
Marketing Communications Manager — Explore Gwinnett, GA
Communications Manager — The San Francisco Peninsula (formerly San Mateo/Silicon Valley), CA
Content Manager AND Sales Manager — Travel Oregon
Data Analyst AND Business Analyst — Visit Grand Junction, CO
Marketing Coordinator AND National Account Manager, DC-based AND Convention Services Coordinator — Visit KC, MO
Regional Director of Sales/West Coast — Visit Baltimore (new)
National Accounts Manager/ Midwest-West — Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
National Account Executive/Chicago-based — Meet Minneapolis
Director Citywide Accounts/DC-based AND Director Citywide Accounts/East Region + International — San Francisco Travel Association
Convention Sales Director — Visit Knoxville, TN (new)
Director of Convention Sales — Visit Jacksonville, FL
Sales Manager AND Digital Marketing Specialist — Visit Detroit
Convention Services Manager AND Convention Services Coordinator AND Guest Services Specialist — Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
Sales Manager — Discover Lehigh Valley, PA (new)
Sales Manager — Visit Canton, OH (new)
Sales Manager — Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau, IA
Sales Manager — Discover Lehigh Valley, PA
Sports Sales Coordinator — Midland Chamber of Commerce, TX (new)
Convention Services & Housing Manager AND Sales Assistant/CRM — Visit Cincy, OH
Guest Services Agent — Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
Client Services Coordinator — Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
Executive Assistant — Visit Williamsburg, VA
Administrative Assistant — Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance
Administrative Assistant — Visit Cook County, MN (new)
Branding Content Coordinator — Visit High Point, NC
Marketing Coordinator — Visit Harford, MD
Metro Regional Coordinator — Explore Minnesota (new, deadline 5/19)
Product Marketing Manager AND Customer Success Representative AND Content Specialist AND Content Coordinator — Simpleview
PR Account Supervisor AND PR Senior Account Executive (New York) AND PR Account Coordinator (Los Angeles) – MMGY NJF
Interactive Producer AND Web Developer AND Accessibility Program Director AND Senior Art Director AND Content Manager (x2) AND Content Coordinator AND Accessibility Specialist AND Website Quality Assurance Specialist AND Business Analyst AND Senior Creative Producer-Original Programming AND Associate Producer-Original Programming AND Advertising Account Manager AND Account Supervisor-Anchorage, Alaska AND Senior Programmatic Media Buyer AND Facebook Ads Manager AND Business Analyst — Miles Partnership
Content Director — Paradise Marketing & Advertising, remote
Director Destination Strategy/West-Midwest — Madden Media
Tourism PR Director AND PR/Content Specialist AND Digital Marketing Manager AND Digital Marketer AND Account Coordinator AND Media Coordinator AND Podcast Editor — Relic Agency, Provo, UT
Senior Vice President — Longwoods International, Midwest or remote
Research Director AND Research Operations Manager — Destination Analysts
Travel Trade Marketing Manager — Development Counsellors International, NYC
Senior Tourism Analyst — Rove, Canada or remote
Sales Manager Tourism — Journera, remote
Vice President of Sales — MPI, Dallas
Vice President Global Sales — ConferenceDirect
Content Writer — Digital Edge Marketing Agency, hybrid
General Manager Destination Marketing — Delta Air Lines, Atlanta
Digital Sales Analyst — Cathay Pacific Airways, San Francisco
California Regional Marketing Manager — Alaska Airlines, San Francisco
Manager of Marketing & Special Events — Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Senior Vice President Guest Experience — Brightline Trains, West Palm Beach, FL
Airport Communications Manager — Salt Lake City Corporation
Marketing Manager — Orange County Transportation Authority, CA
Deputy Director — Orange County Convention Center, FL
General Manager — Moscone Center, San Francisco
General Manager — Lynnwood Convention Center, WA
Director of Sales & Marketing — Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
Vice President Marketing — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Tampa, FL
Marketing Manager — Space Center Houston
Director Partnerships & Activations — American Dream, E Rutherford, NJ
Director of Marketing Communications — Cleveland Museum of Art
Media Relations Manager — The Cleveland Orchestra
General Manager — The Muhammed Ali Experience, Los Angeles
Tourism Development Manager — San Francisco Giants
Social Media Manager — Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (new)
Social Media Manager — Navy Pier, Chicago
Head of Communications — Peek, remote
Director of Marketing & Communications — White River State Park, State of Indiana
Content Director — The Hartford Courant, CT