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CRAFTING SUCCESS - Pivotal roles with notable young and name brand organizations. Personal Ownership, as well as numerous incubator, small, medium, large corporate and government assignments both domestic and internationally. Adviser and/or very hands on. Public Company know how? Absolutely!
PARTNERING NEW AND OLD ECONOMY
EXPERTISE – Marketing, both e-commerce and traditional. Strategies & Action Plans. Management. Communications. Liaison. Training. Coaching. - Private and Public Company’s. Government. Individuals. - Domestic and International expertise.
Short or long term projects. Day engagements are always welcome! Affordable too!
STARTUP * EXIT * EXPANSION * TURN-A-ROUND
Currently Activity in Business Development 2017
The convergence of economic, demographic and cultural trends will continue to revolutionize the tourism industry. It is expected the next two decades will see more lifestyle changes than in the entire past century. Three driving forces: baby boomers, the rise of the urban middle class in emerging, previously under-developed countries, and, the reality that travel aspirations are becoming almost a human covet. Accelerating the process is technology – both travel-specific technology, such as the introduction of newer and cheaper transportation modes, and numerous unrelated but important technologies. The convergence of Internet, telephone and television in a digital soup and the increasing capability of pending technology will continue to drive change in ways as yet unimaginable.Recently noted is the example quoted; “the velocity of information transfer, the ‘death of distance’ and the ability to reach out to consumers all over the globe – all consequences of digital convergence -- is empowering everyone in the travel industry”.Customers are today further driven with a plethora of choice and information. The consumer experience, the tourist experience, now begins long before they leave home.
Tourism - Business, Educational Institutes and Government Agencies ‘hands on’ operative. Creative development projects big and small, as both an owner, executive, and/or senior consultant. Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Golf Club, Coach-lines, Cruise-ships, Airlines, Travel Agency’s, Tour Operations, Community’s, Municipal, Provincial/State, Senior Government Agency Tourism Development Worldwide. * Published Studies.
Instructor & Senior Advisor at post-secondary levels in Tourism, it’s component sectors, and related business action strategies. ‘British Columbia Institute of Technology’, ‘Simon Fraser University’ British Columbia, Canada, and most recently the “Foundation University”, Philippines. Architect of numerous Tourism white papers, instituted course development material, instructed, and participated at senior committee levels in integrating academic and practical venues into the curriculum leading to Professional degrees.
Major Services – Hotels & Resorts. Hospitality Services. Small Business and Public Company. Community & Government -Tourism Strategies - Marketing and Development.
Pioneering student courses in the study of Tourism Marketing & Development. Expertise was on loan (from private sector) to government, college, university and national strategy planners on post secondary implementation of Tourism into Urban Planning, Real Estate, Chartered Accountant, Law and Ecology born Degrees. Many of the original courses now embedded in degree programs, either in Tourism & Hospitality, or combined in traditional graduate studies were initially incubated by myself (primarily British Columbia), or, in standing committee (private industry, government & academic leaders) as Tourism & Hospitality clearly became a major consideration as a federal export in Canada's economy.
Helped craft the ‘original & still highly successful’ SUPER HOST, B.C. project (Service Culture Training) and researched/ wrote ASIA PACIFIC SUPER HOST for the Asia Pacific Foundation under - Mary Collins, Member Parliament, Canada
WIRED or NOT – ‘Internet Video Pioneer’. *Published Studies.
Advanced technologies, content development and e-business marketing consultation. eg: Project Leader & pioneer development of the first, World Exposition (EXPO 86), remote driven, interactive multi-node (8), full motion video, still photo, dynamic graphic overlay, telephony integrated, touch screen display systems, content development and installations coupled with data capture management, controlled with software on a single PC.
Department Store, Government, Travel Bureaus, Museum, Exposition, and similar Kiosk self-serve system firsts. The forerunner of‘ desk top’ ‘lap top’ kiosk (PC) or any external wireless access to web content-the (internet). Market driven solutions!
Pioneered in advanced wired/wireless public access systems, real time video delivery and content development. Multi-channel strategies pioneering in Rich Media, Real time video web casting channels -‘Convergence Studio’ Multimedia & digital distribution solutions. - Entertainment (movie) and Travel/Tourism applications. Website video production and marketing. Business Development for Pelicula Films, International Film Maker Oz Yilmaz.