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Experience Columbus National Sales Manager Taylor Savage, DES, CTA, CFMP, was recently named one of Destinations International’s 2022 30 Under 30 recipients. The Class of 2022 honorees hail from a variety of destinations around the world and represent an expanse of job disciplines. Savage and this year’s honorees will have access to year-round educational programming, including monthly professional development webinars, a mentorship program, complimentary registration to Destination International’s 2022 Annual Convention and networking opportunities with the 30 Under 30 alumni community.
Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination marketing organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards, is committed to investing and preparing the leaders of tomorrow and developing future industry leaders that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. Each year, 30 individuals under the age of 30, are selected to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year. The Class of 2022’s term will end June 2023.
“We are thrilled that Taylor was selected for this prestigious honor within the tourism industry,” said Dan Williams, CTA, Chief Sales Officer at Experience Columbus. “In her five years at Experience Columbus, Taylor has developed into an exceptional salesperson and industry leader. She is an asset to our team and organization. Being part of Destination International’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 will bring Taylor unparalleled networking and leadership development opportunities. We look forward to her continued growth as a leader in our field.”
As National Sales Manager at Experience Columbus, Savage is responsible for strategizing and generating convention business opportunities on behalf of Columbus within various markets and territories. With over six years of hospitality and tourism industry experience, she began her career in hotel operations, followed by hotel sales. Her passion for Columbus led her to Experience Columbus and, during her time at the organization, she has only become more excited to embrace the change and innovation necessary for social and economic prosperity in her community.
“It is such an honor to be selected to be a part of this class,” said Savage. “Industry mentors and people I truly admire have been honorees of this program, and I have witnessed the relationships, success, and thought leadership it has brought them. Knowing the development that the program provides, it has always been a goal of mine to become an honoree and experience the relationships and collaboration for myself. We are at such a pivotal time for our industry, and I can’t wait to learn from, and collaborate with my classmates to continue to strengthen and enhance our industry.”
Now in its 12th year, the 30 Under 30 program is supported by founding program partner, SearchWide Global and sponsored by Fired Up! Culture, Northstar Meetings Group and PCMA. For more information on the 30 Under 30 Program and the 2022 30 Under 30 class, please visit destinationsinternational.org/general-information/30-under-30.
ABOUT THE DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Destinations International Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering destination marketers globally by providing education, research, advocacy and leadership development. The Foundation is classified as a charitable organization, under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. For more information visit www.destinationsinternational.org.
ABOUT DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL
Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with more than 6,500 members and partners from over 650 destinations in approximately 13 countries, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association that exchanges bold ideas, connects innovative people and elevates tourism to its highest potential. For more information, visit www.destinationsinternational.org.
ABOUT EXPERIENCE COLUMBUS
Experience Columbus is the destination marketing organization for the Columbus region, dedicated to growing visitor spending and enhancing the visitor experience. Annually, visitors make 43 million trips to Greater Columbus for conventions, trade shows, sporting events and leisure visits, spending $7.6 billion and supporting nearly 78,600 jobs. For more information, visit experiencecolumbus.com.
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