TOURISM SPECIALIST -Robert G. Tuss DMATP (Semi-Retired)
Past member A.C.T.A., A.S.T.A., S.I.T.E., P.A.T.A., UFFTA, N.T.B., T.I.A.C., P.T.A.C., U.S.T.B., Founding member - Vancouver A.M & T.I.A.B.C., the forerunner of C.O.T.A. * Now renamed T.I.A.B.C. President, Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia. Downtown Vancouver Business Association - Chair Tourism, Vancouver Board Of Trade - Chair Tourism, British Columbia Provincial Chamber Of Commerce, U.S.A. National Speakers Association. Board and Chair of numerous Tourism Task Forces at municipal, provincial, state, federal and international conferences and organizations. M.I.C.E. Association.
Volunteer to CESO/SACO, represented through CIDA/DFATD - Canada Government Foreign Affairs. Roster Member TAM-BAS, "Turnaround Management & Business Advisory Services Programme". London, United Kingdom. http://www.tambas.org/
Member - International Crisis Room 360 ICR360 International Security Professionals
Pioneer member - Distinguished Member of Association of Tourism Professionals. DMATP
Recipient - *Life Time - 'William Van Horne Visionary Award' in Tourism Development. British Columbia Government & Tourism Industry of British Columbia.
*Canadian Executive Service Organization - Cyril A. Peachey Legacy Award 2017
Published Author -Troika - Operation Siberia. Armenia Caper. Checkmate Armenia - Touch Move. Baku - Oil on the Fire. Kazakhstan - 'Radioactive Jane', The High impact of Technology on the Tourism Industry. Tour Packaging Success. Siege Over Sochi. Rumble On Clydesdale Street.
“Proven Strategic Thinker And A Results Driven Marketer.
Senior Business Strategist, Coach, and “hands on” real time practitioner who can claim measurable personal accomplishments. In a world where there are two basic types of industry influencers: entrepreneurs-those who are predisposed to work independently and: corporate leaders-those who can lead and work well in a team, Bob is a rare individual who understands and thrives in both environments. A genuine Change Agent recognizing the values of tradition and progress. One of the best!” (Un-paid Associate quote) Thank you Laurie!
Photos - Edge of the Salt Flats Bolivia South America/Winter 2010 Olympic Mascots Vancouver Canada.
Costumes now displayed in BC Sports Hall Of Fame. Palenque, Asopraduse Candy Making Factory Cartagena Colombia. Bob on the other hand is now likely back on the road.