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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 187: Destination Marketing in a Global Pandemic, with Adam Stoker

Adam Stoker has been in marketing since 2007. In 2012, he got his first experience working with tourism destinations, and from that point forward, he knew he had found his passion. Since then, Adam has worked with destinations across the country to improve their marketing, branding, and use of technology. Stoker is the President and…

Episode 185: Adversity and Uncertainty vs. Creativity and Collaboration, with Robb Wells

Robb Wells, President and CEO of the Greater Beaufort-Port Royal CVB, has been a Destination Marketing Professional for more than 15 years. His industry career began as Executive Director for Duplin County Tourism in North Carolina, before moving to become Sr. Director of Marketing at the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation. He then became Vice…

Episode 184: A World-Changing Collaboration, with Jillian Blackbeard

Jillian Blackbeard’s passion lies in Africa Tourism and Conservation. She has been leading the industry for over 10 years in various marketing roles, first for a Southern African hotel and resort chain, followed by five years as director for marketing and product development at Botswana Tourism Organisation, and Director for Africa for The World Travel…

Episode 183: Training the Travel Trade for Recovery, with Julia Feuell

Julia Feuell grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and settled in the UK in the 1980s. She set up New Frontiers in 1993, recruiting staff from all over the travel industry. In 2008, Julia had an idea to create a training academy for call center workers to learn about products and destinations online. This idea…

Episode 182: Post-Pandemic Travel and Tourism, with Don Welsh

A seasoned tourism executive with more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Don Welsh serves as the President and CEO of Destinations International. Since joining the association in March 2016, Welsh has implemented a strategic realignment for the association through a renewed commitment to focus on member needs to deliver the resources members…

Episode 181: How Restaurants are Adapting to the Global Pandemic, with Neal Sherman

Neal Sherman is the founder and President of TAGeX Brands, a global firm that creates marketplaces for surplus equipment, inventory, and other assets. With a sound foundation in the food industry, TAGeX has expanded into other sectors and focuses on generating return on assets and reducing waste. TAGeX Brands connects buyers and sellers in a…

Episode 179: The Rebirth of the Waco Brand, with Carla Pendergraft

Carla Pendergraft is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has a B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has a master’s degree in business from Texas State University. Since 1990, she has worked for the Waco Convention Center and Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau, first in the convention sales area and for the…

Episode 178: The Growth of the Virginia Wine Industry, with Rebekah Greenhill

Rebekah Greenhill is the director of sales and marketing at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards in Middleburg, Virginia. She and her husband, David Greenhill, also own and operate Middleburg Life magazine and Greenhill Stables. They are based in Middleburg during the summer and Wellington, Florida in the winter for the equestrian and polo season. In this…

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