Diamond Resorts CEO Leads Efforts to Promote U.S. Travel

Diamond Resorts International® is proud that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen J. Cloobeck, serves on the Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors. The global hospitality and vacation ownership company veteran is helping to lead the efforts of the non-profit Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP) to promote travel to the U.S.

In September, 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke appointed 11 travel and tourism industry leaders to serve on the CTP Board of Directors. The CTP is a new non-profit corporation that will promote travel to the United States and communicate and improve the entry process so that visitors want to return.

"The mission of the CTP is to help enhance the competitiveness of an already robust industry, which supports more than 8 million American jobs and is a critical source of export strength," explained Locke. "Many other nations operate ministries of tourism that actively market their countries as tourist destinations around the world. CTP will help get America into the game and encourage people across the globe to travel to the U.S."

“Diamond Resorts International, with more than 160 branded and affiliated resorts in 26 countries, is extremely versed in bringing customers to market, and I am both honored and excited to be named to the CTP and to help bolster our government efforts to promote America as a travel destination,” said Cloobeck.

Cloobeck brings nearly three decades of resort development, building and construction, finance, sales and marketing, hospitality service and resort operations expertise to the CTP, and joins other travel and tourism industry leaders named to the CTP board of directors.

The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 created the CTP to develop and execute a plan to (a) provide useful information to those interested in traveling to the United States; (b) identify and address perceptions regarding U.S. entry policies; (c) maximize the economic and diplomatic benefits of travel to the United States through the use of various promotional tools; and (d) ensure that international travel benefits all states and the District of Columbia.

Diamond Resorts International, with global headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev., is one of the largest vacation ownership companies in the world with destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Annually, nearly 1.4 million owners, members and guests enjoy the simplicity, choice and comfort Diamond Resorts International.
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