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.

Lesz Banham
Vice President Financial Planning and Communications
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S.
Orlando, FL

Howard Erbstein
Chief Operating Officer
The Kolter Group
West Palm Beach, FL

Shelly Smith Fano
Director of Hospitality Management
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

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

Mark A. Kempa
Senior Vice President of Finance
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Miami, FL

Ina Lee
Owner/President
TravelHost of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mark Romig
President and Chief Executive Officer
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
New Orleans, LA

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
Atlanta, GA

Mark Woodworth
Senior Managing Director/President
PKF Hospitality Research
Atlanta, GA