Interview with John Cooper of Yakima Valley Tourism

In a geographical sense, today’s interview with John Cooper, President and CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism in the State of Washington, USA, might be far from last week’s interview with Jaume Marin of Costa Brava Pyrenees, Catalonia (Spain). But in terms of having ‘understood the signs of change’ in the destination marketing profession, the two are very close.

Learn about:

  • How Yakima Valley has become a major destination for leisure and sports travel along with conventions and meetings;
  • Why destination product development and marketing need to consider and respect community factors;
  • The difference between destination managers and marketers;
  • The daily challenges of a destination marketing professional.

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