Robert Patterson

Vice President, Content and Social Strategy

As MMGY’s VP for Content and Social Strategy, Robert Patterson isn’t content to simply remain in the executive suite. Selected to join the...


Claudia Hoyos

General Manager

More than a tourism agency, Colombia.Co is a government-owned company highlighting Colombia’s potential for business, travel, and investment. Hoyos is...


Meryl Levitz

President and CEO
Visit Philadelphia

2013 was a year of milestones for Visit Philadelphia. The organization in charge of promoting the city of brotherly love had a name change (shedding the formal Greater...


Laura Esquivel Frampton

Director of Tourism, Belize
Travel Belize

The nation of Belize saw the amount of overnight arrivals to Belize jumped by nearly 11 percent in 2012, an impressive figure for a tiny nation that relies heavily on tourism...


Inga Hlin Palsdottir

Director, Tourism & Creative Industries
Promote Iceland

Promote Iceland’s Director of Tourism and Creative Industries Igna Hlin Palsdottir knows that Iceland faces steeper...


Vicki Varela

Managing Director
Utah Office of Tourism

Vicki Varela has described herself as being “in the persuasion business.” She built her career on convincing people to do things – including voting for a...


Ramon Jimenez, Jr.

Secretary of Tourism in the Philippines
It’s More Fun in the Philippines

“If you come to the Philippines and you don’t like what you see on land, just stick your head under...


Cathy Tull

Senior VP Marketing
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

As Senior VP of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Cathy Tull tries to make sure that not...


David Scowsill

President and Chief Executive Officer
World Travel and Tourism Council

As the chief executive of the World Travel and Tourism Council – an organization that represents the chief executives of the biggest...


Per-Arne Tuftin

Director of Tourism
Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway strives to promote and support Norwegian businesses at home and abroad. As Director of Tourism, Per-Arne Tuftin takes the concept of...


Jan Hutton

Chief Marketing Officer
South African Tourism

As Chief Marketing Officer of South African Tourism, Jan Hutton knows that the best way to market South Africa is to let South African people do the marketing...


Noelle LeVeaux

Chief Marketing Officer
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Noelle LeVeaux wants you to consider Dallas. “People are neutral about Dallas and that’s the last thing we want,”...


Nick Baker

Executive General Manager Marketing
Tourism Australia

It’s difficult to


Helal Saeed Almarri

Director-General, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Dubai Tourism

As Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Helal Saeed Almarri plans to turn the...


Jürg Schmid

Chief Executive Officer
Switzerland Tourism

When people think of Switzerland, they often think of clocks, chocolates, and the Alps; but when people think of Switzerland...


Kirsten Lynch

Chief Marketing Officer
Vail Resorts

At Vail Resorts, Chief Marketing Officer Kirsten Lynch engages customers by letting them engage with each other. Social media is an...


Sandie Dawe

Chief Executive
Visit Britain

For Sandie Dawe, VisitBritain’s Chief Executive, the challenge isn’t about drawing attention to Britain, thanks to a royal wedding, the


Will Seccombe

Chief Operating Officer

Visit Florida’s recent ad campaign brags that it “Must Be the Sun” luring travelers to the Sunshine State, but there’s more than solar power in Will Seccombe’s...


Christian Mantei

Chief Executive Officer

Tourism is France’s largest industry, and as the CEO of France’s tourism development organization, Christian Mantei works to keep it that way by providing development...


George Aguel

President and Chief Executive Officer
Visit Orlando

In 2013, George Aguel took over at the helm of Visit Orlando after over 20 years working at what might be the city’s most well-known company –...