AlliedPRA, Leading International Destination Management Firm, Expands Operations by Opening New Office in Hawaii

SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2014 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces its newest destination offering, AlliedPRA Hawaii on the Island of Oahu, set to open in the coming weeks, as shared by Denise Dornfeld, President of AlliedPRA North America. Heading up the independently owned and operated franchise are Co-Principal Owners, Liz Keyser and Ferris Suer, who also own and operate the award-winning DMC, AlliedPRA Northern California. “In looking to expand our DMC operations, we sought out a resort location ideal for incentive travel and corporate meeting requirements, to offer our most discerning clients the finest setting for destination programs,” said Keyser. Hawaii provides first-class accommodations, breathtaking beauty, perfect year- round weather and modern facilities in a tropical, resort setting.

The islands offer amenities to meet every budget requirement with outstanding hotels and resorts; Hawaii has more than 70,000 hotel rooms on its six islands ranging from the most luxurious to the economical. On Oahu alone, there are more than 30,000 rooms within a short distance of the Hawaii Convention Center. Hawaii appeals to business travelers worldwide, offering an enticing destination location ideal for conducting business effortlessly with Asia and no language or currency barriers for US travelers.

Keyser notes, “by nature, Hawaii is a perfect meeting experience with a unique tapestry of cultures. Hawaii is also known as the crossroads of the Pacific, poised between the largest economies of East and West. The destination is favorable to international conferences and provides a natural draw to increase attendance. But, what makes the destination outshine other locations is the ‘Aloha’ spirit, which welcomes and invites attendees to embrace the local flavor and abundance of exciting destination activities. We are thrilled to offer this new location to our clients and look forward to a successful venture in the Aloha state.”

“AlliedPRA International is constantly adapting to meet the evolving needs of our clients and is committed to steadily expanding the company’s global reach,” commented Dornfeld. “Hawaii is an attractive incentive and corporate meeting destination. It offers clients excellent hotel collections, fine dining and a rich selection of cultural options, which add up to a memorable backdrop for meetings and events. We are so pleased to have Liz and Ferris heading up our newest AlliedPRA location, having proven time and time again, their success and leadership standing in both our company and the industry as a whole. The AlliedPRA Hawaii team has a wealth of experience in delivering destination management services with the backing of the experienced Northern California team. We look forward to impressing our valued clients with our newest destination offering.”

Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a reach across three continents, 7 countries and over 100 destinations, serving the most respected companies in every major industry sector. AlliedPRA offers clients the same unsurpassed quality from one AlliedPRA office and destination to the next. AlliedPRA offices provide the full spectrum of destination management services ranging from unique special events to complex transportation solutions, team building programs, sightseeing tours, meetings, incentives, conventions, and events. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please email the AlliedPRA Hawaii team: hawaii@alliedpra.com, contact the office at +1.415.397.6300 or visit www.AlliedPRA.com.

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AlliedPRA Coverage:
AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA’s Middle Eastern destination is located in Dubai. AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and franchise operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas|Fort Worth, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and South Florida.