Leading Tourism CEOs Join The Tourism Academy's Advisory Panel

We are thrilled to share some incredible news with you today. The Tourism Academy is honored to welcome three outstanding industry leaders to our Advisory Panel, each bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a passion for the world of tourism.

fdFred Dixon, President & CEO of NYC Tourism:

Fred Dixon is a prominent figure in the tourism industry, known for his dedication to promoting one of the world's most iconic destinations, New York City. His years of expertise have shaped how we view and experience the Big Apple. His insights will undoubtedly be invaluable to our mission at The Tourism Academy. "I am honored to be a part of The Tourism Academy mission and help as a member of the Advisory Panel," says Dixon. 

gsGary Sherwin, CEO of Newport Beach, California:

Gary Sherwin's commitment to showcasing the beauty and culture of Newport Beach has made him a key figure in the tourism landscape of Southern California. His innovative approaches to destination marketing will be a great asset as we strive to shape the future of tourism education. "As chair of the Destinations International CDME program, this mission aligns with a key value I take to work daily. Make people smarter and more committed to our industry," says Sherwin.

Advisor Headshots 250x250 (2)Barbara Karasek, CEO of Paradise Marketing & Advertising:

Barbara Karasek is a true visionary regarding marketing and advertising in the tourism sector. Her creative thinking and strategic expertise have contributed significantly to the success of numerous destinations. Her involvement with The Tourism Academy will undoubtedly inspire our students to think outside the box. "Lifelong learning, education, empowerment, and inspiration are important and necessary components to grow and evolve tourism industry leaders for the betterment of today and tomorrow," says Karasek.

Their decision to join The Tourism Academy's Advisory Panel reflects their dedication to nurturing the next generation of tourism professionals. With their guidance, our students will be able to learn from the very best in the industry, gaining valuable insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in tourism.

We believe that the future of tourism lies in education and collaboration, and we are grateful to have these esteemed leaders on board. Their commitment to our mission, coupled with the passion and dedication of our CEO and Co-Founder, Stephen Ekstrom, and the entire team at The Tourism Academy, will undoubtedly help us continue to impact the world of travel and tourism positively.

As Stephen Ekstrom often says, "When one teaches, two learn," and we are excited about the collective learning journey ahead.

Thank you for your ongoing support of The Tourism Academy. Together, we are shaping the future of tourism education and creating a more sustainable and inclusive tourism industry for all.

Stay tuned for exciting updates, initiatives, and projects as we embark on this journey with our new Advisory Panel members.



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