Director of Tourism Resume Samples

The Director of Tourism is accountable for the operations and management of the Tourism Department and staff. The job description and duties are listed on the Director of Tourism Resume as – serving as the head of the tourism department budget; monitoring department expenditures in accordance with the annual budget and purchasing policies, supervising visitor center employees and volunteers, conducting applicant interviews, recommending applicant hires to the manager, preparing visitor center staff schedules, training employees, overseeing the development, reviews, purchasing and distribution of advertising, media releases and on tourism-related subjects; developing and assisting in developing integrated marketing, advertising, media, and public relations strategies, and tactics; and executing tourism promotion and marketing plans.

The most sought-after skills include the following – the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general budget, knowledge of special event management, economic development, writing, graphic design, and media relations; management experience, and the ability to write reports. Employers prefer applicants with a degree in advertising, marketing, and tourism, and public relations. Work experience is as important as formal studies.

Director of Tourism Resume example

Director of Tourism Resume

Headline : To bring my own skills and level of professionalism aboard to a winning team. Passion for excellence drives me to focus on greatness. Collaborating with like-mind individuals can amount to greatness.

Skills : Retail Management, Hospitality, Forecasting, Marketing Strategy, Fiscal Management, Guest Relations, Forklift Operator, Excel, Office Applications.

Description :

    1. Annually produced the high-quality, award-winning printed tourism magazine, Vacation Okoboji, from start to finish.
    2. Developed and implemented an annual marketing plan that promotes tourism on a year-round basis for the Iowa Great Lakes region in cooperation and with the approval of the Okoboji Tourism Committee.
    3. Researched, designed, and purchased appropriate advertising pieces to coincide with approved marketing plan.
    4. Engaged and informed communities of both current and potential visitors to the Iowa Great Lakes Region through weekly e-mail campaigns and on various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Yelp.
    5. Utilized these mediums to start or continue conversations regarding tourism related activities, attractions and events with over 9,000 combined fans and followers.
    6. Spearheaded the complete redesign and implementation of the Okoboji Tourism Committee website, VacationOkoboji.com, during the summer and fall.
    7. Designed, maintained, and updated content on VacationOkoboji.com to serve and inform 123,000+ visitors annually.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA


Director of Tourism Resume

Summary : Seeking a Director of Tourism position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Social Media, Critical Thinking, Relationship Marketing, Budget: Operation And Department, Marketing Strategy, Event Planning.

Description :

    1. Opened and operated a regional office in Dallas, Texas for the Province of Qubec as a Destination Marketing Organization office for Tourisme Quebec, for the purpose of promoting and marketing the entire Province which included 20 regions with a focus on the two major regions of Montreal and Quebec City.
    2. Promoted and marketed tourism travel for the Province of Quebec to corporations, associations, meeting and incentive companies as well as the leisure market which included tour and wholesale operators and travel agents.
    3. Prepared a market analysis, developed and maintained an operational budget of $3.2 million to represent 20 regions in the Province of Quebec while working closely with the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Stakeholders and local businesses and tourism industry partners to support over 220,000 travelers in Quebec.
    4. Developed short and long range plans for increasing visitor awareness to the Province.
    5. Increased travel by approximately 8% per year and a market share by 10.2%.
    6. Provided overall direction to the organization.
    7. Integrated programming through a broad range of tactics: direct solicitation, advertising, promotions, media, target marketing, research and e-marketing.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master's In Business Administration


Director of Tourism Resume

Summary : Professional communications leader with six years of extensive knowledge of clearly articulating consistent organizational messaging at local, regional, national, and international levels. Skilled in developing communications plans that reach a variety of audiences using multiple communications techniques.

Skills : : Creative Writing, Blogging, Editing, Content.

Description :

    1. Promoted the destination through media outreach and trade show initiatives to domestic and international media, travelers, and group tour operators.
    2. Wrote and edited press releases, articles for newsletters and magazine requests, and media webpage content.
    3. Authored and contented creator for the Wine Doggie Bloggie, a travel blog promoting dog friendly experiences for visitors during their stay in the Yakima Valley.
    4. Created and revised written content for marketing and communications materials and collateral.
    5. Inquired, interviewed and researched to identify newsworthy topics.
    6. Established editorial calendars and positive relationships with media.
    7. Coordinated and hosted of individual or group media tours.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.A. In Communication

Director of Tourism Resume

Objective : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Director of Tourism professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

Skills : Marketing, Branding & Identity, sales.

Description :

    1. Implemented the City's first tourism department.
    2. Developed and implemented marketing strategies for increasing tourism.
    3. Successfully lead and launched rebrand development for the City of Buda with traffic visibility through billboard marketing, effective media plans through various mediums, and tradeshows.
    4. Success leads to receiving Gold Status Scenic City Award through Scenic Houston and President's Award through Texas Downtown Association.
    5. Cultivated and maintained relationships with hotel owners, managers and staff; developed cooperative marketing projects and regional strategies with promotional partners, convention and visitor bureaus, and businesses.
    6. Increased collectively, for four hotels, fiscal year hotel occupancy tax collections 27% in one (1) year.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Director of Tourism Resume

Summary : Civic-minded and highly creative professional with 12 years of experience directing successful policies, programs, and operations. Collaborative, partnership-driven manager with polished communication and supervisory skills. Ability to initiate and implement programs, strengthen community relations and streamline productivity.

Skills : Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Branding.

Description :

    1. Developed and implemented strategies to increase awareness of culture, history, attractions and special events to enhance Seaside's visitor profile.
    2. Collaborated with community-wide partnerships, staff and volunteers to increase visitor traffic by working closely with key travel decision makers including tour operators, meeting/convention planners and leisure travel niche markets.
    3. Initiated and deployed strategic plans to positively influence media messaging about the Seaside community.
    4. Built new operational infrastructure for organization to transition from volunteer-run efforts to advanced organization with paid positions, developed policies and procedures for obtaining and tracking inquiries, customer service guidelines, standards of professionalism and reporting structures designed to more clearly demonstrate return on investment.
    5. Developed, designed and initiated travel trade market.
    6. Launched social media campaign and new website.
    7. Attracted interest from travel writers, on-line posts from influential travel blogs and media attention from Portland, OR and Seattle, WA television stations.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science In Psychology

Director of Tourism Resume

Summary : Enthusiastic communications and marketing specialist with years of experience in researching, developing, and executing effective marketing campaigns across a variety of media.

Skills : Strategic Marketing, Digital Marketing, Print Marketing, Email Marketing, Event Planning, Communications, Social Media, Photography, Video Production, Video Editing, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Leadership, Management, Financial Budgeting.

Description :

    1. Researched, developed, and executed new strategies for marketing campaigns across a variety of media including email, social media, websites, and printed materials.
    2. Created a variety of advertising using programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe Photoshop.
    3. Oversaw the management and updating of the tourist bureau website www.armstrongcounty.com using a wordpress system.
    4. Represented Armstrong County at various trade shows, seminars, and regional meetings.
    5. Planned events including Fall Foliage Tours, Annual Luncheon, Open House, Gateway Clipper Cruise, and Community Festivals.
    6. Acted simultaneously as the Executive Director for the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau- the official destination management organization for the county, and as the department head for the County of Armstrong's Tourism department.
    7. Hired, trained, and supervised a staff of 2-3 employees; as well as coordinating daily schedules and delegating tasks as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Director of Tourism Resume

Objective : Highly productive management projects; an Organization creative problem-solver who rapidly adapts to Skilled working with MS Office changing demands. XDAM - Asset management system Energetic self-starter with strong SNAP communication skills; work well independently Internet or on a team. Meeting support - schedule meetings, Professional and courteous conference room and conference call Attention to detail Travel arrangements Organization Operate networked fax machine, copier and Documentation scanner Filing.

Skills : Retail Management, Hospitality, Forecasting, Marketing Strategy.

Description :

    1. Advertised and marketed Wayne County, Utah to potential visitors.
    2. Within two years I was able to bring in more tourist, and tourist taxes than any of my predecessors by 40 percent.
    3. Prepared budget and financial reports, and transcribed meeting minutes.
    4. Supervised the Visitor Center personnel and procedures.
    5. Reviewed and monitored transient room tax and restaurant tax collections for the county.
    6. Provided updates to the County Commissioners on tourism matters at monthly meetings.
    7. Worked closely with the Utah Office of Tourism, and the Directors of Utah's National Parks to promote travel throughout the state.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Business Administration

Director of Tourism Resume

Headline : Director of Tourism professional wishing to continue in growth within an organization; who is highly organized, efficient, multi-task oriented, and skilled in a variety of office/Clinical support tasks, including Office Organization & Administration Records & Database Management Ordering and Management of Funds Telephone & Front Office Reception Patient Care to include vitals and preparing for treatment.

Skills : Planning Skills, Staff Management.

Description :

    1. Managed the Visitor's Center in a working ranch setting in Hot Springs, SD.
    2. Engaged in rural, cultural, heritage, agritourism, public lands and arts communications with the general public from all over the world in order to educate and deliver a quality experience for all.
    3. Coordinated and participated in a wide array from tours ranging from a simple two hour general bus tour to a half-day photography tour, bringing knowledge of land and horse and photography to ensure a quality experience.
    4. Managed a gift shop within the Visitor's Center, promoting quality merchandise and programs for sponsoring wild mustangs and for donations of monetary value.
    5. Participated in work schedules for a staff consisting of 20+ employees and managed a group of 10+ employees within the gift shop.
    6. Learned a great deal regarding reservation skills, hosting skills, and managing skills as a Director.
    7. Attended numerous consumer and trade shows to inform visitors and travel agents about Wayne County, Utah.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Director of Tourism Resume

Summary : A proven and successful leader with 10+ years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. Demonstrated track record of successfully managing 100+ events, developing strategies and plans, and managing programs for a diverse marketplace.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Bilingual, Event Management, Fundraising, Customer Service, Customer Service, Administrative Skills, Administrative, Sales, Secretarial, Communication.

Description :

    1. Hired to create and set up a tourism development office from scratch.
    2. Developed, devised, and managed operating budget for organization, to include successful 501 (c)(6) application, and oversaw the utilization of funds to create new office, and implement new marketing and public relations mechanisms to promote tourism in the area.
    3. Accomplished office setup and all policy implementations ahead of schedule and under budget.
    4. Developed and maintained close working relationships with community stakeholders, businesses, and individuals to identify and develop plans for identification and utilization of community assets as tourism destinations, promotion of local venues, historic sites, and recreational facilities.
    5. Devised, developed, and implemented marketing plan to include new mobile application, new brochures, maps, and new website.
    6. Extensive use of Microsoft Excel to manage database of leads, and information for new tourism Mobile Application.
    7. Created logos, branding identity, and marketing materials for new program of marketing tourism destinations.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
GED

Director of Tourism Resume

Summary : To obtain a part-time Director of Tourism position with an emphasis on Sales Support/Office Management utilizing extensive experience and skills. Productive in contributing effectively towards the objectives of a team, and is able to share knowledge, ideas, and information.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Maintenance Skills.

Description :

    1. Oversaw 3 European offices in the day-to-day promotion of New Orleans and to assist in maintaining their monthly goals.
    2. Worked with international wholesalers, tour operators and US receptive operators in the European markets, I assist the Sr.
    3. Prepared and maintained an annual budget and organize sales missions involving membership participation (negotiating rates, preparation of budget and implementation of program).
    4. Maintained calendar of events on several websites to encourage leisure travel to New Orleans.
    5. Created and updated itineraries on all the new tourist attractions in the city of New Orleans.
    6. Managed staff and marketing for Zion & Bryce Canyon Nat.
    7. Traveled nationally and internationally to promote the region, and hosted many travel professionals.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS In Mass Communication