Guest Host: David Holder, CDME
David Holder, CEO of Clarity of Place, shares his thoughts on ways that destinations, when equipped with data and industry insights, can react to changing environments while also attaining their strategic vision. Cynthia Eichler, President & CEO for Visit Fort Collins (CO) explains how her community worked together to find their way on the “Road to Recovery.” Hear some of the latest findings from Destination Analysts’ Dave Bratton, as he explains the many positive indicators in traveler survey sentiments, and why there’s a growing sense of burn-out by many. Tripadvisor’s Steve Paganelli tells how hiring a trip designer is made easy through RECO, and how this new trip planning tool from Tripadvisor is helping to enhance the traveler experience. Maran Garland from The Paramount Theater, shares how this historic landmark center of entertainment in Charlottesville, Virginia has maneuvered through the pandemic, the new experience that awaits guests, and upcoming programming and events at the Theater.
Kurt Burkhart invites listeners to enter a contest to join America’s first all-civilian mission to Space; shares some really cool motorcycle excursion packages for the ultimate outdoor experience; and gives a hint where your lost luggage is probably hiding if it’s Unclaimed Baggage. He gives a shout-out to Marilou Halvorsen as she takes a key position with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and extends congratulations to Ron Bower as he joins the Sioux City Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Megan Hamilton on becoming the Senior Sales Enthusiast for The Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown.