October 29, 2020
Join your VCB team and industry friends for Tourism Outlook 2021! This event replaces our traditional, in-person Annual Meeting. While we’ll reflect on the past year and address COVID-19 impacts and recovery, this session is an outlook for the future. We’ll lead the way with trends and insights from industry experts and roll out our FY20-21 Sales & Marketing plan.
You’ll hear from a productive group of speakers, including VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott, MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid, InterVISTAS VP of Airline Strategies David Dague, and VCB Marketing Director Brian Ososky.
The annual Junonia Award also will be presented during the program to an individual who has positively impacted the local tourism community. Be part of the conversation as we move This Way Forward.
Clayton Reid, MMGY Global CEO
MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid will take us through a look at travel, how the pandemic is re-shaping behaviors and what we can expect for longer-term trends that may affect travel to Lee County.
Considered one of the travel industry’s top minds in marketing and strategic planning, Clayton Reid has worked with companies around the world for over two decades. He is responsible for MMGY Global’s overall vision and leads the company’s $60 million marketing communications practice across six countries and 10 offices. Heavily involved with industry advocacy, Clayton is a sought-after speaker and has been featured by news organizations such as Bloomberg, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CNN. He has served on boards including The United States Travel Association, The New York City Hospitality Council and The World Alpine Ski Championships, and he is a strategic council member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) in their travel advisory practice. He is also an advocate for sustainability and social cause in travel, being featured by Skift and Forbes for MMGY Global’s international push to make travel a platform for equality and understanding.
David Dague, InterVISTAS Executive Vice President
Fort Myers and Florida have been a bright spot in the COVID19 passenger recovery process. David will examine the recent passenger trends at RSW, including benchmark comparisons to peer cities, the changing airline strategies, and an outlook on when RSW will fully recover to 2019 levels.
David Dague Executive Vice President InterVISTASDave has worked extensively in the aviation consulting industry for over 30 years, beginning his career at SH&E where he worked for 24 years. For the last six years, Dave has been the managing director of the InterVISTAS' Boston office, where he advises large, medium and small-sized airports on air service development issues, airline performance, airport marketing, long range passenger forecasts, cargo, economic impacts, and local stakeholder engagement. Dave currently serves as Project Manager for InterVISTAS air service development clients in Albany, Charlottesville VA, Denver, Fort Myers, Manchester NH, Nashville, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Dave graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Air Transportation Management.