Guest Host: Kirby Hutto
Kirby Hutto, general manager for the Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville, Virginia, talks about the national concert scene, how the pandemic has changed the face of live entertainment, and what patrons can expect as venues adjust to reopen. Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau reflects on the last year in Music City, what’s ahead for this country’s premier music destination, and adds comment for why Nashville is considered one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to live post-pandemic. Tripadvisor’s Steve Paganelli reveals some of the great things happening in Puerto Rico and his role as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board to Discover Puerto Rico. Brad Dean, president & CEO of Discover Puerto Rico shares why America’s Commonwealth in the Caribbean is experiencing strong tourism numbers even while the pandemic continues. Dave Bratton will explain the newest findings from Destination Analysts and possible travel behaviors in a post-pandemic environment.
Kurt Burkhart congratulates Chelsea Ruby on her appointment to become West Virginia’s first Secretary of Tourism; says the next greatest thing to come to Las Vegas is Resorts World Las Vegas. And, he gives a shout out to Wako Wandimu, Managing Director for the Nationwide Ethiopia Tour Company.