Destinations International Seeks Young Tourism Professionals for Its 30 Under 30 Class

Applications for the annual program are due Feb. 28.

A new group of young professionals will replace Destinations International's current 30 Under 30 members.

Applications are now open for Destinations International's 30 Under 30 program, which aims to develop future tourism-industry leaders. The 30 individuals are selected by DI and the Destinations International Foundation, and the program is open to destination marketing professionals under the age of 30. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. 

Now in its 13th year, the program will offer year-round education and mentorship, complimentary registration to DI's 2023 Annual Convention, and access to networking with the 30 Under 30 community. Northstar Meetings Group is a sponsor of this annual program. 

“The future of destination organizations worldwide remains dependent on today’s young professionals,” said Don Welsh, DI's president and CEO. “The Destinations International Foundation continually invests in the leaders of tomorrow through professional development opportunities. We look forward to connecting with and celebrating the 30 future leaders throughout 2023 and their careers.” 

The 30 Under 30 class of 2022 members are listed below:

  • Sinothando Adonisi, researcher, Cape Town Tourism
  • Kayla Adams, sports sales manager, Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Deanna Barclay, senior manager, content, Visit Baltimore
  • April Brown, special events manager, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Annie Cameron, senior marketing content manager, Discover Halifax
  • Olivia Celata, marketing and travel trade promotions manager, New Orleans & Company
  • Skylar Clark, director, partner marketing, Brand USA
  • Tyler Cole, economic development officer, sports and events, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism
  • Kaitlyn Grekoff, digital marketing manager, Visit Dallas
  • Danielle Keller, business applications specialist, Explore St. Louis
  • Nick Kleva, sports tourism manager, Visit South Bend Mishawaka
  • Krystal Kusmieruk, digital marketing manager, Visit Greater Palm Springs
  • Ophélie Le Livec, creative design specialist, VisitNorfolk
  • Katie Ligon, executive assistant to the president/CEO, Memphis Tourism
  • Brianna McEnroe, social media and digital communications manager, Discover Long Island
  • Kellie Myers, convention services manager, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Olivia Novak, marketing manager, Discover Lancaster
  • Kaitlyn Parham, digital marketing and design director, Cobb Travel & Tourism
  • Chris Riggins, destination marketing manager, Destination Bryan
  • Mary Rowe, tourism sales administration manager, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
  • Celeste Rodriguez, digital communications specialist, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority 
  • Taylor Savage, national sales manager, Experience Columbus
  • Amy Shen, sales coordinator, Destination Toronto
  • Mallory Snyder, vice president of business development, Visit York County
  • Lindsey Steck, marketing and communications manager, Visit Pensacola
  • Courtney Swenson, marketing manager, Stafford County, Virginia
  • Davelyn Tardi, communications manager, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Alexea Veneracion, director of communications, Visit Colorado Springs
  • Jonathan Walker, sports sales manager, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Rasheedi Williams, group development account representative, Visit Orlando