Fort Worth Sales Management Consulting Firm, Axcelora is expanding its services into the travel and tourism sector throughout the country, focused on making connections with decision makers in Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Economic Development leaders who are building destination brands and offerings. The U.S. tourism industry represents $947 billion in direct spending and is the 7th largest employer segment, so there is a high level of activity in the market. Running this division is Michael Woody, Executive Partner at Axcelora and a seasoned leader with more than 28 years of experience in the meeting and event, hospitality and tourism industries.
“I know first-hand how difficult and costly it can be to get in front of the right people, those who are making the buying or development decision from a destination perspective. In addition, leaders in the business travel market are looking for opportunities to connect with those who decide where their annual meetings or sales incentive promotions are going to be held,” Woody said. “Partnering with Axcelora is going to provide the opportunity to put CVB’s, Economic Development teams, service and product providers and meeting planners in touch with each other, in a timely fashion, for the chance to do business. “
“We are excited about this new division at Axcelora,” said Rich Hollander, Managing Partner. There is a CVB and Economic Development team in every major city across the country. The business and leisure market is looking for opportunities to strengthen and expand destination offerings through hotel, restaurant, retail and attraction development. “This not only brings leisure travelers to town, it brings more conventions and major meetings to that city as well. Our partners will be able to decrease the amount of time it takes to have a meeting with the key decision makers.”
Axcelora offers a shortcut around the typical road blocks and barriers to getting a personal appointment with the right retail chain store decision maker. Because we personally evaluate and book the appointment, you know all parties have been reviewed, vetted and the stage is set for a positive interaction. While we can’t guarantee a sale, we do guarantee to provide the best context and best opportunity to close.
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Rich Hollander is a retail expert with over 40 years in the industry.