Travel and Tourism Advisory Council

The Travel and Tourism Advisory Council members offer up-to-date economic information on their respective sectors, which include convention and visitors' bureaus, cruise lines, airports, restaurants, entertainment, and hotels. The council provides valuable intelligence on economic factors such as costs, prices, labor, investments, and more on an ongoing basis.

William Diercksen
Director, Finance and Strategy
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S.
Orlando, FL

Howard Erbstein
Chief Operating Officer
The Kolter Group
Delray Beach, FL

Troy Haas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Birmingham, AL

Amanda Hite
President and Chief Executive Officer
Smith Travel Research
Hendersonville, TN

Ina Lee
TravelHost of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jack Wert
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau
Naples, FL

Alvin L. West
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami, FL

Andrew Wexler
Chief Executive Officer
Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation
Norcross, GA

Mark Woodworth
Senior Managing Director
CBRE Hotels' Americas Research
Atlanta, GA