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Brook Kaufman is the new President & CEO of Visit Rapid City in South Dakota. She has been CEO of Visit Casper since 2015. Rapid City Journal reports, “Kaufman, a Nebraska native, was selected from a field of 130 candidates identified by the national search firm Winner Partners, a certified, woman-owned executive company.” In Wyoming, the Natroma County Commission will nominate three candidates and conduct interviews in the upcoming weeks. (Hear more about Brook on the podcast).
Julie Stow has been promoted to Associate Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Tourism Office. She was formerly the Director of Meetings and Conventions. (Hear more about Julie on the podcast).
Tiffany Russell has been appointed Director of Communications for the City of Virginia Beach. Following a nationwide search, she was tapped after serving in the role on an interim basis. She has previously served the city as Event Coordinator for Virginia Beach Convention Center, Director of Public Relations and as VP Marketing for Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Erik Barstow is now Vice President of Sales at Visit Fort Collins in Colorado. He joined the team in 2013.
Dan Kyle is now IT Manager at Louisville Tourism. He spent three years at Experience Grand Rapids where he worked as Systems Administrator through summer 2021.
Jennifer Stein is the new Economic Development Services Director for the City of Peoria, Arizona.
Hope Breen is now Partner Relations and Sales Manager at Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance in upstate New York. Founded in 1919, she indicates this is the oldest regional destination marketing organization in the nation.
Jerod Fuchs has joined CrowdRiff as Senior Account Executive following nearly eight years with Miles Partnership where he was most recently Travel Media Sales & Marketing Executive.
Henry Anyanwu joined Destination Analysts in February as Field Research Manager, based in Los Angeles.
Vivian Teddi Mur has joined Aki Technologies as Director of Travel & Tourism to launch a new division. She departs Adara where she was Director of Sales, Leisure Markets since 2013.
Natalie Jamieson has been promoted to Insights Group Team Lead at Zartico, which she joined last January from Visit Baltimore.
Emily Brown is the newest member of the team at Civitas, joining the crew as Project Coordinator. She comes equipped with the organizational and analytical skills gained working as a scientist.
Dan Luna has joined Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) as Senior Director of Content. He moves from MPI where he served as Director of Publishing/Editor-in-Chief of The Meeting Professional.
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You heard it here and we’re never too serious. The latest episode of The Travel Vertical Podcast is out at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16 and we’re talking jobs…people and jobs…places and jobs. And, (with apologies) just how does a Brit tackle the proper pronunciation of Mobile, Alabama?
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State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism: A research project related to vacation rental performance tracking for July 2022 through December 2024. The objective of this RFP is to provide a comprehensive view of the vacation rental accommodations segment performance. DBEDT is seeking a solution that will include at least an 80 percent sample of vacation rental properties by island as reported in the Visitor Plant Inventory (VPI). Reports will be published monthly. Closes on April 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. HST. Link here.
Discover Puerto Rico seeks a partner that can develop a platform that includes data management, automation, connection, reporting, and access. Discover Puerto Rico has internally managed data and a business intelligence platform, primarily focused on industry performance metrics such as hotel and rental data, air access and passenger activity as well as tax and employment data. Paid and owned media performance as well geo-location data are incorporated on an ad-hoc basis. However, all processes are currently very high-touch, requiring data transformation from providers to the platform. In addition, there are a number of data sources, including CRM and future bookings that have not been incorporated. Closes March 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. AST. Link here.
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau in California is seeking a content and social media agency to assist in the strategy and ongoing development of effective content and social media marketing efforts to support the Monterey County brand and promote tourism to the County.
Interested agencies should check out the full RFP, downloadable here: Content & Social Media Marketing Agency Services. Submissions are due Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. PT.
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking proposals from qualified businesses for the content, design, and ad sales of the 2022-2023 edition of the official Athens Georgia Visitors Guide. Bidding agencies should pay particular attention to the Athens brand and website and provide a forward-thinking approach in keeping with the creative energy of the destination. Details here. Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022.
The City of Pismo Beach invites tourism marketing proposals, seeking a full-service, experienced tourism marketing / public relations consultant to provide professional guidance and oversight and implementation and analysis regarding marketing and communications programs designed to attract tourists.
The current Marketing/Media services for the Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau ends June 30, 2022. A contract will be provided by the City and substantially attached to the RFP.
Requests for information should be directed to [email protected]. Interested parties are requested to submit three copies of the proposal, references, and one copy of current tourism work, by 5 p.m. on March 25, 2022 — Attn: Gordon Jackson, City of Pismo Beach/Tourism and Events Department, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Tourism Australia seeks Public Relations Services for North America (also planning to bring on PR agencies in Australia and New Zealand, China, India, Germany, and Japan, reports PRWeek). The proposed contract term is for up to five years, comprising an initial period of three years and two one-year extension periods. Closes on 25-Mar-2022 4 p.m. (ACT local time). Further information here and at Tourism Australia’s corporate website. Contact: Brett Nolan, tel: +61 2 9361 1210 or [email protected].
Tourism Fiji seeks expressions of interest from creative/digital/media agencies for a three-year contract with option to renew. A strategic marketing focus “Open for Happiness,” is already in place. Applications close 21 March. Note: There is a unique opportunity to also work with Fiji Airways through this process; review the tender for details. Contact: Emma Campbell, CMO, [email protected]. Details in the PDF found here.
J O B S
President & CEO — U.S. Travel Association
President & CEO — Visit Seattle, WA
President & CEO — Visit Gilroy, CA (new)
Executive Director of the Tourist Development Council Department — Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners / Discover Palm Beach County, FL (new)
Executive Director — Manistee County Visitors Bureau, MI
Director — South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, TX
Chief Tourism Development Officer — One Spartanburg, SC (new)
Chief Financial Officer — Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, OH
Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion AND Director of Partnership — Meet Minneapolis, MN (new)
Executive Vice President — Visit Tucson, AZ
Vice President Sales & Experiences — Tulsa Regional Chamber, OK
Vice President Finance — Hamilton County Tourism, IN
Vice President Americas — Tourism Australia, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Director Diversity Division AND Global Tourism Coordinator AND Content Manager AND PHL Sports Coordinator AND Marketing & Communications Coordinator AND National Accounts Manager-Midwest/West — Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PA
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, SC
Senior Director Government Relations AND Director Member Engagement AND Manager Grassroots and PAC AND Senior Designer — U.S. Travel Association
Director of National Accounts AND Visitor Services Specialist — Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, TN
Sales Account Executive (Minneapolis Convention Center) — Meet Minneapolis, MN
Sports & Convention Sales Manager — Visit Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Sales Manager AND Sports/Group Sales Manager AND Sales & Services Manager — Visit Williamsburg, VA
Destination Meetings Manager (Individual Contractor or Agency) — Destination Greater Victoria
Sales National Accounts / SMERF — Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, TX
Director of Marketing & Communications — Visit El Paso, TX
Director of Marketing — Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, AK
Director of Marketing AND Director of Sales AND Director of Human Resources AND Partner Engagement Manager AND Sales Manager — Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo, CA
Director of Event Management AND National Sales Director-DC Area AND Site Experience Manager AND Brand Marketing Coordinator AND Network & Systems Engineer — San Diego Tourism Authority, CA
Director of Strategic Research and Analysis AND Technical Product Manager AND Convention Services Manager AND Convention Services Coordinator AND Administrative Support Coordinator — Travel Portland, OR (new)
Senior Copy Director AND Manager International Marketing AND Travel Research Analyst AND Creative Operations Project Manager AND Technical Project Manager AND Senior UX Designer AND Coordinator Member Programs & Services AND HR Generalist — NYC & Company
Director of Marketing AND Manager Visitor Center at Boston Common — Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, MA
Communications Director — Decatur Morgan County Tourism, AL
Partnership Manager — Visit Mobile, AL
Manager International Marketing AND Brand Marketing Manager Global Media AND Brand Marketing Manager Partnerships AND Marketing Assistant — Visit California
Strategic Marketing Manager — Visit Greenville, SC (new)
Social Media Manager AND Industry Services Manager — Travel Wisconsin
Public Relations Manager — State of Washington Tourism
PR Manager — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, CA
Senior Manager Social Media AND Public Relations Account Executive AND Global Marketing & Trade Account Executive AND Information Specialist — Visit Florida
Social Media Manager — Tempe Tourism Office, AZ
Community Engagement + Workforce Development Director — Visit Central Oregon & Visit Bend, OR
Web Marketing Manager — Visit Denver, CO
Web & Digital Marketing Manager — Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, PA
Research Analyst — Explore Georgia (new)
CRM & Research Analyst — Visit Loudoun, VA
Business Analyst — Visit Grand Junction, CO
Destination Development Manager AND Rural Grants Specialist — Travel Nevada
Partnership Manager — Visit Mobile, AL
Marketing Project Manager — Visit Dallas, TX (new)
Digital Content Manager — Destination DC, Washington, DC
Content Producer — Visit Detroit, MI
Content Manager — Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism, CA
Digital Content Specialist — Destination BC, Canada
Regional Content Marketing Manager — Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, OH
Content Manager — Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism, CA
Brand Marketing Manager AND Content & Social Media Manager AND Communications Manager-Associate AND Guest Experience Specialist — Visit Napa Valley, CA
Copywriter — Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, NC (hybrid)
Public Relations & Communications Manager — Naples, Marco Island & Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau at Florida’s Paradise Coast
Tourism Manager — Snowmass Village, CO
Tourism Manager — City of College Station, TX
Tourism Marketing Coordinator — Randolph County Tourist Development Authority, Asheboro, NC
Marketing Executive — Feather River Tourism Association, Plumas County, CA
Trade Partnerships Manager – No. America — Tourism Fiji, Los Angeles, CA
Sales Account Manager AND Marketing Coordinator AND Office Coordinator — Destination Madison, WI
Public Relations and Media Coordinator — Discover Monroe-West Monroe, LA
Tourism Marketing Coordinator — Randolph County Tourism Development Authority, NC
Content Marketing Coordinator — Travel Manitoba, Canada (new)
Marketing Coordinator — Arizona Office of Tourism
Marketing Coordinator AND Client Services Coordinator — Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
International & Domestic Sales Coordinator — Experience Kissimmee, FL
Marketing Representative — Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, FL (new)
Talent Alliance Director — Destination Cleveland, OH (new)
Sales Manager — Experience Columbus, OH (new)
Event Manager — Clermont County Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau (new)
Tourism Marketing & Administrative Coordinator — Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce, WI (new)
Administrative Assistant — Tahiti Tourism North America, Los Angeles, CA (new)
Digital Experience Coordinator — MMGY Global, Overland Park, KS (new)
Director Destination Strategy (West) — Madden Media, remote
Interactive Producer AND Advertising & Data Manager AND Business Analyst Finance & Accounting (Lakewood, CO) AND Project Manager, Studio Operations (Sarasota, FL) AND Web Developer AND Content Manager AND Project Coordinator AND AND Program Specialist-Destination Optimization AND Account Coordinator AND Project Manager (new) Project Coordinator (new) AND Programmatic Media Buyer (new) and more — Miles Partnership
Director of Marketing Operations AND Strategic Analyst AND Customer Success Rep AND Back-end Client Success Manager and more — Simpleview, Tucson or remote
Digital Marketing Manager AND Account Manager AND Social Media Coordinator AND PR/Content Specialist and more — Relic + EKR Agency, Provo, UT
Content Marketing Manager AND Public Relations Associate AND Senior Client Success Manger — Sojern
Director of Marketing — Satisfi Labs
Senior Manager Public Relations — Paradise Advertising & Marketing, remote
Public Relations Manager — The Brandon Agency, NYC
SEO Manager AND Account Coordinator — Tempest, Philadelphia, PA
Vice President of Global Sales — ConferenceDIrect
Commercial Director of APAC — Sojern, Singapore
Digital Communications Specialist — The Historic New Orleans Collection (museum/research center/publisher)
Chief Financial Administrative Officer — Conservation Society of California (dba Oakland Zoo), CA
Director of Hospitality Market Analytics, Texas & Tennessee — CoStar Group (remote in Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio)
Head of Communications — Peek, remote
Brand Marketing Manager-Web Experiences — Meta, Menlo Park, CA
General Manager Destination Marketing — Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA
Manager Social Media — Universal Orlando, hybrid (new)
Destination Manager — Walt Disney, Kissimmee, FL