Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Carol Motley as Senior Vice President of Convention Sales & Services. She previously acted as Director of Convention Sales at Destination DC, prior to which she was Senior National Account Director at Visit Orlando.
Traci Bednard has been appointed CEO at Explore Edmonton Corporation, Canada. She joins the DMO from Edmonton International Airport where her most recent role over a 25-year tenure was Vice President-Digital and Corporate Communications. Bednard is a director of the nonprofit organization,Travel Industry Association of Canada.
Jennifer Breed-Wilson has joined Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority as Director of Sales & Marketing-Transportation. She joins the organization from TUI Musement, the attractions and travel experiences arm of TUI. Previously, she was director of sales and marketing at The Las Vegas Monorail Company.
At Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau in North Carolina, Jessica Holt has been promoted to Director of Public Relations and International Tourism, filling a role recently vacated by colleague Scott Peacock. She had most recently been manager of that department, having joined the bureau in 2013.
Tourism Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada, has announced CEO Beverley DeSantis has given notice of her pending retirement effective Jan. 1, 2022. She joined the DMO in 2016.
In Seattle, Wendy Olson Killion has announced her departure as Global Senior Vice President & GM, Expedia Group Media Solutions at Expedia Group. She intends to take some personal time. Wendy joined the company in 2010.
Joshua Heller departs as Senior Business Development Manager at Expedia Group to join Rakuten Advertising in a new role as Director of Business Development – Travel & Emerging Tech, based in New York City. Heller had previously looked after DMOs and other travel/tourism accounts at Travelzoo.
Rich Basen has joined Amadeus as Segment Marketing Leader in the new Travel and Expense Solution for the Americas. He joins from his role at Discover The Palm Beaches as SVP Marketing, Leisure Sales and Community Engagement and was previously an executive at Southwest Airlines Vacations.
Susan Richardson has announced that she will soon be joining the team at Miles Partnership following a career at Visit Austin that began in 2006 and concluded with her role as the Director, Content and Digital Marketing.
Yaseman Pourhashemi has joined Miles Partnership as a Project Manager. She had been with San Diego Tourism Authority for the past six years, most recently as Marketing and Cultural Tourism Coordinator.
Katie Kirkland, formerly Communications & Tourism Manager at California’s Visit Tuoloumne County, has joined Development Counsellors International as Senior Account Executive based out of San Antonio, TX.
After eight years’ service, Cory Rosenberg departs NYC & Company where he had been Regional Vice President – West. He joins Selina as Country Commercial Director for the London-based boutique hotel group.
Donna Thornton has joined SearchWide Global as an Executive Recruiter to assist with C-level searches and business development initiatives. She most recently served nearly nine years as the Senior Sales Manager for Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia.
Emerging Tourism Stars applications from eTourism Summit are open for 2022. Know a tourism marketing rockstar? Nominate them today.
NEW PODCAST EPISODE
Jim Byers, Toronto-based travel writer and tourism specialist, is our guest on The Travel Vertical Podcast.
O Canada, we’ve missed you! We discuss the importance of newly re-opened borders between Canada and the U.S. and Jim describes the deep connection that many Canadians have for their favorite US destinations, especially warm and sunny places.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Hawaii Tourism Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for Global Meetings, Conventions and Incentives, Marketing and Management Services. The new contract will engage these services beginning Jan. 1, 2022 for four years, with an option for a fifth year.
The RFP and all of its associated attachments can be downloaded at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/8302/21-48-global-mci-rfp-released.pdf, or from the HTA website at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/rfps.
Deadline December 10, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. HST.
Inquiries for the RFP should be directed to Ronald Rodriguez, HTA procurement officer, at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, [tel: (808) 973-2246] and email at [email protected].
President & CEO — Visit Tucson
CEO / Executive Vice President — Visit Santa Cruz, CA
Executive Director — Visit Dana Point, CA
President & CEO — Visit Fort Wayne, IN
Executive Director AND Director of Communications & Engagement AND Director of Sales — Coastal Mississippi, Biloxi
CEO — North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, CA
Executive Director — Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, MI
President & CEO — Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., (Visit Evansville), IN
Senior Vice President Convention Sales — Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vice President of Commercial Strategy AND Director of Marketing — Visit Greenville, SC
Vice President of Information Technology AND Director of Public Relations AND Senior Director of Marketing Analytics AND People & Culture Business Partner AND People & Culture Coordinator — Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Vice President of Finance AND Vice President of Community Engagement & Advocacy AND Director of Community Engagement & Advocacy AND HR Manager AND Office Manager — Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo, CA
Vice President, Communications & Marketing — Visit Savannah, GA
Vice President Tourism — Visit Denver, CO
Vice President of Engagement & Inclusion — Experience Grand Rapids, MI
Vice President of Marketing & Communications — Visit Milwaukee, WI
Vice President Marketing Communications — Destination Greater Victoria, B.C.
Vice President of Sales — Visit Greater Palm Springs, CA
Vice President of Sales — Destination Niagara USA, NY
Chief Marketing Officer — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, CA
Visit California, Sacramento, CA:
- Associate Vice President-Global Brand Advertising
- Manager of International Marketing (x2)
- Content Producer – Social Media & Community
- Brand Marketing Manager – Global Media
- Brand Marketing Manager – Partnerships
- Brand Marketing Coordinator
- Marketing Assistant
- Brand Budget Manager
- Client Relations Director (Liaison) – Central Coast
Director of Research & Market Intelligence — Visit Albuquerque, NM
Marketing Manager — Nevada Division of Tourism / Travel Nevada
Chief Diversity Officer — Destinations International, Wash. D.C.
Group Marketing Manager AND Market Research Analyst AND Senior Financial Analyst AND Sales Coordinator AND Sales Executive Assistant — Discover Puerto Rico, San Juan
Digital Marketing Manager AND Marketing Manager-Programs & Promotions— Colorado Tourism Office
Director of Marketing — Visit Reno Tahoe, CA
Director of Marketing — Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, AR
Director of Marketing & Communications — Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, MD
Director of Destination Brand Marketing AND Brand Journalist & Digital Media Manager AND Partner & Community Engagement Manager AND Destination Concierge — Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, NY
Director of Visitor Experience & Retail AND Marketing Manager— Visit Franklin, TN
Director Marketing & Events — Destination Sturgeon Bay, WI
Director of Marketing & Communications AND Executive Assistant — Visit Austin
Director of Marketing & Communications AND Director Convention Development AND Sports Sales Manager AND Sponsorship Manager — Destination El Paso, TX
Director of Sales & Marketing — Official ASM Global, Columbus, OH
Director of Sales AND Digital Marketing Manager AND Convention Services Manager — Destination DC
Senior Marketing Manager — Meet Minneapolis
Director of Convention Services — Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, NC
Director Convention Sales — Visit Knoxville, TN
Director of Sales — Explore Utah Valley, Provo
Director of Sales — Visit Huntington Beach, CA
Director of Sports & Tourism Development AND Events & Administrative Coordinator — Visit Stockton, CA
National Account Director-Chicago & Midwest Market — Visit Seattle, Chicago-based
Senior Convention Service Manager AND Communications Manager — Visit San Antonio, TX
Manager, Meeting Sales Eastern Region — Visit Anaheim, Wash., DC
National Account Executive — Visit Houston, TX
Senior Director of Product Management AND Email Marketing & Personalization Specialist AND Web/Digital Producer AND Analyst, Digital Analytics AND UX Design Lead AND Coordinator Trade Shows & Events — NYC & Company
Manager Digital Campaigns AND Manager Human Resources AND Content Creator AND Specialist Marketing — Discover The Palm Beaches, FL
Manager Destination Development – Iconics — Destination B.C., Vancouver
Digital Marketing Manager — Iowa Economic Development Authority
Manager Social Media AND Manager Global Communications AND Manager Member & Partner Services AND Manager European Communications (London) — Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Public Relations & International Tourism Manager — Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, NC
Film & Music Assistant Marketing Manager — San Antonio Film and Music Commission, TX
Marketing Assistant — Town of Taos Public Affairs and Tourism, NM
Marketing Communications Manager — Mesa Verde Country Tourism Office, CO
Manager Marketing & Communications — Visit Kitsap, Silverdale, WA
Business Analyst — Visit Grand Junction, CO
Content & Social Media Manager AND Business Development Coordinator— Sonoma County Tourism, CA
Business Development Specialist AND Guest Experience Specialist AND Sales & Marketing Coordinator — Visit Napa Valley, CA
Brand Marketing Coordinator AND Digital Communications Coordinator — San Diego Tourism Authority
Marketing Coordinator — Explore Minnesota
Business Development Coordinator — Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, NY
Travel Promotion Specialist Supervisor — Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Tourism
Destination Marketing Specialist — City of New Berlin, WI
Marketing Specialist — Destination Toledo, OH
Country Manager North America — Tourism and Events Queensland, New York or California
Business Development Executive — Tourism New Zealand, Santa Monica, CA
Digital & Marketing Content Executive-USA — Tourism Ireland, NYC
Senior Manager-Digital Analytics AND Senior Manager-Media Planning AND Senior Coordinator-Integrated Marketing & Social Media — Brand USA, Wash., DC (hybrid)
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist — Streetsense, remote
Digital Media Strategist AND Digital Media Analyst — Madden Media, Tucson
eCommerce & Account Strategist — Miles Partnership, remote
EVP Engineering (Salt Lake) AND Product Designer AND Talent Partner AND Senior Data Advisor (Florida) AND Implementation Specialist — Zartico, remote
Digital Media Analyst AND SEO Analyst AND Marketing Automation Specialist AND Data Engineer— Simpleview, Tucson
Manager Digital Paid Media — Development Counsellors International, NYC metro
Destination Manager — Expedia Group, NYC
VP-Sales AND Account Executive AND Tourism Sales Development Rep AND Senior Manager Marketing Analytics & Ops AND Senior Demand Generation Manager AND Product Marketing Manager AND Customer Marketing & Growth Programs Manager — Near, Pasadena, CA
Project Manager (Atlanta) AND Design Intern (paid) — Sparkloft Media, Portland
Client Success Manager — Bandwango, Salt Lake CIty
Director, Client Services — Longwoods International, Columbus, OH
Vice President Marketing — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Orlando
Executive Technology Strategist-Data — The Walt Disney Company, Orlando
Director of Digital Marketing — Arival, remote
Destination Manager San Francisco AND Destination Manager Miami — GetYourGuide
Communications Manager — Alaska Airlines, San Francisco
Sales & Marketing Assistant — Space Perspective, Cape Canaveral, FL
Director Private Destinations — Royal Caribbean Group, Miami
Senior Vice President-Membership (Charlotte, NYC, or Austin) AND Branded Content Social Media Manager — The Points Guy, remote
Retention Marketing Manager (London) AND Account Executive Sponsorship Sales AND Branded Content Editor — Skift (remote USA)
Social Media Strategist — Twin Cities PBS, St. Paul, MN
Director Social Media AND Digital Project Manager AND Project Manager AND Account Director Client Services
AND Manager-Public Relations & Influential Communications AND Copywriter — Paradise Advertising & Marketing, remote
Senior Content Strategist — LinkedIn, Sunnyvale, CA