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You've arrived at Destination On The Left - a podcast focused on the travel and tourism 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 206: World-changing Collaborations, with Nicole Mahoney

In our solocast episode of Destination on the Left, we share some exciting new content in an episode format we’ve never done before. Nicole Mahoney does an exclusive table read of her keynote speech about world-changing collaborations. During the podcast, She provides a refined perspective on the importance of collaboration in the travel and tourism…

Episode 205: Taking the Scenic Route, with Dr. Maree Forbes

As America’s Road Trip Expert, Dr. Forbes has traveled by car in all 50 states, enjoying hundreds of scenic byways and scenic drives passing through thousands of historic towns. Her love of the road trip began at age 7 and even her High School was on a Scenic Byway. After a career in architecture and…

Episode 204: Modern Marketing in Travel and Tourism, with Ginna Royce

While owning an ad agency was never in her dreams, Ginna Royce can’t think of a better way to spend her life–with the exception of being the next Food Network star! The opportunity to experience different industries, personalities, and technology through her clients is an amazing part of every day; the chance to share this…

Episode 203: DEI in Travel and Tourism, with Greg DeShields

Greg DeShields currently serves as the Executive Director at PHLDiversity a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. As Executive Director of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau PHLDiversity, Greg is responsible for developing and implementing plans, strategies, and initiatives specifically designed to raise Philadelphia’s image as a diverse multicultural destination, leading…

Episode 202: Addressing Racism in Travel and Tourism, with Cindy Rodriguez

Cindy Rodriguez is the Co-Founder of Adirondack Diversity Solutions, a Human Resources consulting firm focusing on diversity and inclusion within the workforce and beyond. Adirondack Diversity Solutions works with organizations to create and execute initiatives that share the organization’s vision, support its mission, and live its values through forward-leaning innovations that materialize the social and…

Episode 201: The Racial Conversation in Travel and Tourism, with Melissa Cherry and John Percy

Melissa Cherry serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Destinations International. She is responsible for the development and execution of the overall marketing and communications, product engagement, information technology, meetings, and education strategies to promote and elevate the Association’s mission and brand. Her work helps to drive awareness of its impact and advance the success…

Episode 198: Overcoming Hurdles of the Digital Travel Market, with Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller has more than 20 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector, working for brands like TUI and Thomas Cook in eight different countries and cultures. His focus on digital marketing and distribution, the turnaround of hospitality and tourism businesses, and the opening of hotels has made him a Digital Native Hospitality…

Episode 197: Leveraging Data to Navigate the Early Stages of Recovery, with James Sauter

James is Partner and Co-founder of Rove Marketing, a leading tourism data, analytics, and consulting firm. They are focused on helping tourism organizations become more data-driven, so they are better positioned to navigate change, maximize travel visitation, and ultimately drive revenue growth. He brings over 20 years of strategic knowledge in CRM, customer experience management,…

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