HONOULU, October 20, 2015 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the Destination Management Company (DMC) sector, announces its newest member to the AlliedPRA Hawaii team, hospitality veteran Debbie Southworth, LES, serving as General Manager, according to Ferris Suér, Principal of AlliedPRA Hawaii. As General Manager, Southworth is responsible for new business development, increasing revenue streams and overseeing all operations for the AlliedPRA Hawaii team, while continuing to build strong relationships with local partner suppliers to firmly establish AlliedPRA Hawaii as the industry leader for DMC requirements in the Aloha state.
Southworth joins AlliedPRA after a long and diverse career in hospitality. Originally from Ohio, she spent over a decade as a Meeting Planner for a utility company. She thrives on building relationships and creating event experiences, a passion that she took with her to her role as Director of Catering & Convention Services at a variety of hotel properties around the country. Most recently, she served as the Director of Meetings & Special Events for The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation for five years where she worked closely to increase group business and oversee the Meetings, Special Events, A/V and Banquets teams. Her previous experience includes meeting planning, catering and convention services at a number of high-profile resort properties.
“With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Debbie has experienced a diverse opportunity to interact with a variety of professional levels throughout the years. Her wealth of knowledge of events, management, meeting planning and hotels combined are a perfect match for the role of General Manager of AlliedPRA Hawaii,” shared Suer. “She brings a fresh, positive approach to our dynamic team, providing our sales group with a unique insight of the importance in working with all local partners to create strategic alliances and further expand our service offerings to our valued existing and future clients that choose Hawaii as their incentive or corporate group destination. We are excited about the new vision and leadership she brings to the team.”
The Hawaiian Islands offer amenities to meet every budget requirement with outstanding hotels and resorts. With over 70,000 hotel rooms spread throughout Hawaii’s six islands, there is a wide array from which travelers can choose. Just a short distance from the Hawaii Convention Center, there are over 25,000 rooms with easy access to O’ahu’s most popular destinations, including the famous Waikiki Beach. Hawaii appeals to business travelers worldwide, offering an enticing destination location ideal for conducting business effortlessly.
For information on the complete portfolio of destination management services and the latest event trends in Hawaii, please email Debbie.Southworth@AlliedPRA.com, click here to visit our website, or call +1 808.593.2900.
About AlliedPRA, Inc. (www.AlliedPRA.com)
Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a worldwide reach across more than 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.
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AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and independently-owned operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hawai’i, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, South Florida and Washington, D.C.
Partnering with AlliedPRA connects clients to global partners who specialize in tailoring destination needs while adhering to the same quality standards found in each AlliedPRA location. Destinations served by Cantrav Destination Management Services include Alaska, Banff, Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler. The mountain resorts in the US are served by Destination Services Colorado. Latin America destinations are served by IVI DMC2 in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Additionally, Iceland destinations are serviced by DMC Incentive Travel Iceland.