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Welcome to Destination on the Left

You've arrived at Destination On The Left - a podcast focused on the travel, tourism & hospitality industry, exploring successful collaborations, creative marketing ideas and best practices. Host Nicole Mahoney interviews Destination Marketers, Industry Leaders, Consultants and businesses in the tourism industry. Listen as we explore consumer marketing programs, travel trade marketing programs, lessons learned and successes achieved for these travel & tourism professionals.

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Episode 246: Omnichannel Marketing, with Douglas Ralston

Douglas Ralston is the President and CEO of True Omni. With over 20 years of expertise in the digital and technological industry, Doug is a digital experience expert who reinforces innovation. Equipped with an industry-wide background in omnichannel, eCommerce, social and interactive digital strategy, Ralston steered technology businesses from different Fortune 500 companies over the…

Episode 245: Building Successful Partnerships, with Annette Rummel

Annette Rummel joined the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureaus as president and CEO in 2009. In her role as chief executive officer, Annette leads the individual Destination Marketing & Management Organizations (DMMOs) of Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties and the Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB. This has allowed Annette and her team…

Episode 241: Destination Storytelling — A New Era, with Will Seccombe

Will Seccombe is President of Connect Travel, a strategic marketing business that connects destination marketers with the products, services, people, and ideas that help them thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global marketplace. Prior to joining the tourism marketing company in May 2017, Will served four years as President and Chief Executive Officer…

Episode 240: Collaborative Storytelling for Destination Marketing, with Kurian Tharakan

Kurian Mathew Tharakan is the founder of the sales and marketing strategy firm StrategyPeak Sales & Marketing Advisors and a 27-year sales and marketing industry veteran. He has consulted for companies in numerous sectors. Mr. Tharakan is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell,” which details how anyone…

Episode 239: Attracting International Brands to Your Destination, with Mike Testa

Mike Testa is the President and CEO of Visit Sacramento & the Sacramento Sports Commission, leading a team dedicated to promoting Sacramento as an attractive travel destination while enhancing Sacramentos image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, Mike and his team strengthen Sacramento’s economic position, grow the region’s…

Episode 238: Motivate with Music, with Paula White

Paula White is a globally recognized sales leader with experience in scaling Inside Sales Teams into multi-million stand-alone sales channels. Using unique perspectives and a forward-thinking approach, she achieves 8% – 10% compounded yearly growth leading from a foundation of heart and mind. Her passion for people, purpose, and results has lent itself to experience…

Episode 237: Ready for Re-Entry!, with Pam Williams

Pamela Brooks Williams is a Huntsville native who is passionate about her city and sharing its highlights with anyone she can. She has been with the Huntsville/Madison County CVB for 16 years. As Tourism Sales Manager, she works to bring groups of all types and leisure travelers to our community and especially enjoys working with…

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