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The State of the American Traveler: 2023 Destinations Edition
Each year Miles Partnership and Destination Analysts host quarterly, special edition webinars of The State of the American Traveler where we share the latest research and critical insights on U.S. leisure travelers. We started the new year off with our Destinations Edition and delved into “what’s hot and what’s not,” we looked at travelers’ bucket lists and what current factors are driving or hindering U.S. travelers’ decisions to visit certain destinations. Tim Wright, Director of Content with Odyssey Studios, stepped in to share the latest trends on creative strategies, content types and media channels to effectively reach your audience through video.
Leisure travelers are speaking up, and they’re...
Miles Partnership Announces Selection for Inaugural Apprenticeship Program with Tourism Diversity Matters
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 14, 2023) — Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, announced that Carla Vaca Pinacho has been selected as the company’s first-ever apprentice.
Miles launched its inaugural Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) with the goal of cultivating greater representation within the tourism industry by supporting diverse college graduates who have a concentration in business studies and a passion for travel and hospitality.
Carla Vaca Pinacho, who was selected for the program as part of a competitive application process, started her paid apprenticeship as a DEI Project Coordinator on March 1, 2023. Vaca Pinacho...
Traveling While Black and Fabulous
Guest post by Rochelle Graham-Campbell, owner of Alikay Naturals
Traveling is my husband Demond’s and my favorite thing to do together, especially luxury travel experiences. We love exploring the countries that we visit to better understand the local cultures as well and to appreciate them.
Being a business owner means that I spend time to prepare for these trips in detail, however, one thing that I could’ve never prepared for was a hair emergency while being 4,600 miles away from home.
One thing I quickly learned when my husband and I started traveling internationally is not all countries...
2023 Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College
Miles Partnership Opens Annual Scholarship Program for 14 Industry Professionals to Attend STS Marketing College®
SARASOTA, FL – February 8, 2023 – Miles Partnership announced the opening of the application period for its annual scholarship program to the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College®. Miles will award 14 scholarships for the 2023 session, selecting one tourism industry professional in each of the 14 STS member regions: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The 2023 application period for the Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College will be open through Friday, March 17, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.
Marketing College® is a premier one...
Miles Partnership Announces Debbie Johnson as Senior Vice President of Client Services
SARASOTA, Fla. (January 26, 2023) — Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, announced that Debbie Johnson will join the company as Senior Vice President of Client Services.
In this new role, Johnson will work closely with Miles’ account services teams to ensure continued client satisfaction and growth while developing and maintaining senior-level relationships across the industry. She will be responsible for understanding and managing client contracts and products, with a focus on identifying new opportunities.
“We are thrilled that Debbie is joining our leadership team,” said Miles Partnership Senior Vice President Laura Libby. “She brings a deep knowledge at all levels of the tourism industry and strong connections across the country. Debbie’s experience and skills will support Miles’ continued growth.”
“I am excited...