Little Rock CVB president Gretchen Hall named chair of Destinations International

Little Rock CVB president/CEO Gretchen Hall has been named as chair of Destination International chair for the 2021-22 term.
Little Rock CVB president and CEO Gretchen Hall has been named chair of Destination International for the 2021-22 term.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Destinations International has announced the new 2021-2022 association board of directors and foundation board of trustees.

Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, has assumed the role of chair of Destinations International. John Percy, president and CEO of Destinations Niagara USA, assumed the role of chair of the Destinations International Foundation.

“Destinations International and the Destinations International Foundation are driven by the experienced volunteers serving on our boards and committees,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “We are truly grateful for the time, counsel, and service these individuals dedicate to our industry and we look forward to their leadership during their time as a board member and beyond. It is our pleasure and honor to welcome our newest directors and trustees to the boards for 2021/2022.”

“We now know what a world without travel looks like,” said Hall. “How tenuous our attachment to each other can be when our only connection is on a screen or through a mask. The power of travel, its necessity, and its fundamental role in the nature of our humanity, has never been more evident. And now, as vaccines are distributed and the globe begins to reopen, the world needs a different kind of healing. A kind of healing that only comes from shared experiences and expanded horizons that travel allows. Seventeen months ago, this industry was at its worst, and now the world is calling for us to be at our best. Destinations International will play a key role in preparing and assisting destination organizations as we answer that call and define this industry for generations to come.”

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