After the sale and transition of DestiMetrics to Inntopia Business Intelligence, I became a free agent, took some time off and am now re-engaging. My intent is to provide contract services in an advisory capacity, offering my experience and knowledge to decision/policy makers in tourism-dependent businesses and their public-sector representatives in the following areas:
- Research-Based Strategies and Decision Making: My last decade with DestiMetrics provided me with a research fact base, analytic toolset and unique perspective about characteristics of winners and losers in a disrupted, volatile marketplace. Now, I’m well positioned to help others with research-based insights and data-driven decision making, specifically around tourism infrastructure, strategic marketing and new business development.
- Market Forces and Trends: Tracking and Telling The “Story”: For years, I’ve been tracking the broader travel/tourism market forces and trends, creating and operating such venues as the Mountain Travel Symposium, The Assembly, Destination Summit, and Resort Reservations Association (aka CRADR) in the process. Going forward, I intend to continue situational assessment, track market forces, important trends and present the related insights and guidance via lectures, presentation topics, facilitated workshops, and web/pod casts when circumstances warrant.
- Special Initiatives, Projects and New Business Development: While I’ll be working solo much of the time, I'll continue to use the administrative and operational platform of The Advisory Group of Denver Inc. With an upgraded set of enabling technology, new research library and family colleagues as a platform, I’ll be using the Group both for my own initiatives and supporting new business incubation and growth for other interested parties in a manner similar to what I’ve done for myself. For further information please visit The Advisory Group Inc.
Finally, I have the interest and discretion to give back to an industry that has been very good to me both personally and professionally, and welcome expressions of interest from those whose focus is the greater good of the resort-community eco-system in which many of us live and work.