• AlliedPRA Acquires Destination Services Corporation

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     

AlliedPRA has acquired one of the leading destination management firms, Destination Services Corporation This move will further expand AlliedPRA’s reach within the marketplace.

AlliedPRA generates more than $100 million in revenue between its 29 locations. This acquisition will allow them to hold the number one position in the market. DSC founder and president, Kathy Fort Carty will continue to serve in her position as well as join the AlliedPRA Board of Directors.

“The DSC team takes great pride in the successful business we have built. We have worked hard to lead our industry in what is arguably among the most beautiful areas of the entire western hemisphere,” says Fort Carty. “Like AlliedPRA, DSC will always be dedicated to our employees, our local relationships and the commitment to creating one of kind destination experiences for our clients.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.