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Miles Partnership Launches Apprenticeship Program with Tourism Diversity Matters

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 18, 2022) — Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, has announced that it will be partnering with Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) to create a 2023 Apprenticeship Program.

Developed to support recent or upcoming diverse college graduates who have a concentration in business studies and a passion for the travel and hospitality industry, the TDM Apprenticeship Program is a paid opportunity for the selected apprentice to gain valuable hands-on experience at Miles Partnership. The apprentice will receive training in various areas of the company, including diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), finance and operations, followed by greater exposure to distinct career tracks such as DEI, marketing and communications and strategic planning.

“We are thrilled to be the first tourism marketing agency to launch an...

2022 STS Marketing College Scholarship Recipients

Miles recently held its annual scholarship program to award one industry professional in each of the STS member states with a scholarship to Marketing College. Recipients receive a scholarship covering tuition, dorm room accommodations and most meals for the 2022 session.

The 2022 recipients are:

Seth Barlow, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amber Fortenberry, East Brainerd Chamber Council
Mason Jordan, Marietta Visitors Bureau
Jennifer Kiser, City of Waynesboro
Megan McConachie, City of Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kristen McIntosh, VTrips
Jessica Morrow, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Valerie Pritt, Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Zoe Roberts, Destination DC
Mary Rosbach, City of Aiken
Thomas Salley, Wilkesboro TDA
Anna Strider, Visit Lake Charles...

2022 Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College

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SARASOTA, FL – February 11, 2022 – 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 2022 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 2022 application period for the Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College will be open through Friday, March 18, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.

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Miles Partnership Announces Najauna White as Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 31, 2022) — Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, announced that Najauna White will join the company as Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Miles Partnership's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) centers on implementing systemic change within Miles Partnership and evolving equitable and inclusive marketing practices to better advise clients, their communities and the visitors they serve. In 2020, the company launched a series of initiatives to build a framework to implement DEI, including an internal assessment, facilitated training sessions for staff, hiring a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and,...

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Former CE of Bay of Plenty Tourism, Kristin Dunne, Joins Miles Partnership

Tourism in New Zealand and around the world is undergoing a major reset due to COVID-19 and is committed to “building back better.” Today Miles Partnership in New Zealand announces a strategic hire to help support this historic paradigm shift. As of Wednesday (28 July), the former Chief Executive of Bay of Plenty Tourism, Kristin Dunne, joins Miles Partnership in New Zealand in the role of Director of Destination Strategy, bringing a wealth of internationally recognised expertise in destination management.

“Sustainability and destination management will underpin the role of New Zealand’s regional tourism offices and economic development agencies in the future,” says Chris Adams, Global Head of Research and Insights at Miles Partnership. “This is why we are so excited to have Kristin bringing her extensive knowledge in these areas to our team. It’s great to see...