ATLANTA, GA, January 26, 2015 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces the appointment of Michelle Harding to the AlliedPRA Atlanta office as National Sales Manager according to Amy Johnson, DMCP, CMP, President of AlliedPRA Atlanta. As a key leader on the Atlanta team, Harding is responsible for developing new business while building strong relationships with local contacts to firmly establish AlliedPRA as an industry leader for DMC requirements in the Atlanta area.
Most recent Harding held the position of Destination Sales Manager, National Accounts at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) working with citywide groups of 1,200 peak room nights or greater out of the Chicago and DC areas. She was primarily responsible for account management and working with remote sales managers in DC and Chicago to conduct site visits and provide on-the-ground support in Atlanta.
“Michelle’s sales background and in-depth destination experience greatly benefits our team and the programs we operate for our valued clients,” shared Johnson. “From the moment I met Michelle and heard her passion and excitement for Atlanta, I knew that she was the perfect fit for AlliedPRA Atlanta and we are so fortunate to have her join our team!”
Harding graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism from Grady College. She began at the ACVB as an intern and held roles in both the Public Relations and Sales departments, including in-house sales for small meetings, 51-250 on peak, and all market segments.
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. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please email Michelle.Harding@AlliedPRA.com, visit www.AlliedPRA.com or call +1 404.789.3157.
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AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Scotland, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. 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 destinations needs while adhering to the same quality standards found in each AlliedPRA location. Destinations served by Cantrav Destination Management Services include Alaska, Banff, Vancouver and Whistler. The mountain resorts in the US are covered by Destination Services Colorado. Latin America destinations are serviced by IVI Destination Management in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Finally, AlliedPRA’s latest partner in Iceland is headed up by DMC Incentive Travel Iceland.