• Education Brings a New Perspective for Jim Walter and Visit Cheyenne

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Education Brings a New Perspective for Jim Walter and Visit Cheyenne

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Education Brings a New Perspective for Jim Walter and Visit Cheyenne

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     

After almost two years, Visit Cheyenne’s director of sales and marketing, Jim Walter, has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the industry’s highest individual educational achievement. 

Now with the only “integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination management industry” under his belt, Walter is excited to apply the program’s pillars of vision, leadership, productivity, and implementation to his work at Visit Cheyenne.  

“The program helped me in various ways. I have such a great group of tourism professionals who have become my friends in the industry and who are available for support and advice. Locally it has brought a new perspective to my job as Visit Cheyenne becomes more active in the local economic development discussions, the development of our city, and the development of the visitor experience.” 

With so much growth and change in the industry, such an accomplishment is sure to boost Walter and Visit Cheyenne’s commitment to professional growth and development, especially considering Visit Cheyenne is the only Destination Marketing Organization in Wyoming that has multiple credentialed staff members.  

This September, Los Angeles Airport Marriott is beginning the final stage of their $50-million renovations.  

The redesign includes more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space alongside a maximum capacity of 2,500 people. The hotel will be set to host parties of any nature, including Corporate events, conventions, company retreats, holiday parties, banquets, exhibitions, workshops, and everything in between.  

 

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.  

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.