Travel Classics Writers
Conference in Tucson

Travel Classics West 2017

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Tucson, Arizona
November 16-19, 2017


Grand Sponsors:

  Arizona Office of Tourism
Becky Blaine
Senior Director Media & Trade Relations (U.S. & Canada)
118 N. 7th Ave, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: 602-364-3696
Email Becky Blaine
Kimberly Todd
Senior Media Relations Manager (International)
Tel: 602-364-3305
Kimberly Todd
  Visit Tucson
Mary Rittmann
Senior Director of PR & Communications
100 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tel: 520-770-2127
Email: Mary Rittmann
Dan Gibson
Director of Communications
Email Dan Gibson

Platinum Sponsors:

  Canyon Ranch
8600 E. Rockcliff Road
Tucson, Arizona 85750
Sarah Van Zee
Manager, Public Relations
Tel: 520-749-9655, Ext. 4628
Email Sarah Van Zee
  Tourisme Montreal
  Quebec Original
Yves Gentil
79 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York NY 10016
Tel: 212-598-1160
Email Yves Gentil
  Tourism Ireland
Ruth Moran
Publicity & Communications Manager
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
Tel: 212-418-0832 Email Ruth Moran
  The Westin La Paloma
Tucson, Arizona
Cerelle Gooding
Director of Sales & Mkg
Tel: 520-577-5867
Cerelle Gooding

Gold Sponsors:

  The Boulders Resort & Spa
Carefree, Arizona
Debora Bridges
Bridges Media Group
Tel: 480-306-4242
Email Debora Bridges
  Cochise County
Judy Hector
Marketing, Tourism & Public Affairs Mgr
City of Sierra Vista, AZ
Tel: 520-439-2191 (direct)
Email Judy Hector
Heidi Allison-Shane
Shane & Shane Inc.
Tel: 248-651-4491
Email Heidi Allison
  Destination British Columbia
Mika Ryan
Manager, Travel Media Relations
12th Floor - 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3A8
Tel: 604-660-3762
Email Mika Ryan
  Discover Marana
Laura Cortelyou
Tourism and Marketing Mgr
Town of Marana
11555 W. Civic Center Dr.
Marana, Arizona 85653
Tel: (520) 382-1988
Email Laura Cortelyou
  Experience Scottsdale
Laura McMurchie
VP of Communications
4343 Scottsdale Rd Ste 170
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Tel: 480-429-2253
Toll-free: 800-782-1117
Email Laura McMurchie
  Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
French Polynesia
Brad Packer
Director Public Relations
Tel: 310-712-1493
Email: Brad Packer
  Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Kim Cole
Director of Public Relations
10600 East Crescent Moon Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Tel: 480-513-5049
Email Kim Cole
  Holland America Line
Ms. Jerrol Golden
Deputy Director, International Public Relations
450 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Tel: 206-626-7324
Email: Jerrol Golden
  Las Cruces, NM
Peggy R. Bendel, President
Bendel Communications International
Tel: 917-969-9919
Email: Peggy R. Bendel
  Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750
Sarah Moran
Area Director Public Relations
Tel: 619-424-4465
Email: Sarah Moran
  Miraval Resorts
Heather David
Assistant Director of Marketing
Tel: 520-825-5101
Email Heather David
   Mountain Shadows
Kristin Heggli
Area Director, PR & Communications
5445 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-421-7734
Email: Kristin Heggli
   Switzerland Tourism
Matthias Kramer
Coordinator Media Relations West Coast
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415 738 6033 ext. 3
Email Matthias Kramer
   Tourism Vancouver
Amber Sessions
Manager, Communications
Suite 210 - 200 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3L6
Tel: 604-631-2870
Email Amber Sessions
   Tourism Whistler
Mary Zinck, Manager, Travel Media
4010 Whistler Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Tel: 604-938-2702
Email Mary Zinck
  Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Bellagio, Italy
Noel Mayforth Carroll, CHME
Managing Director
81 Pondfield Road #339
Bronxville, NY 10708
Tel: 914-961-0334
Fax: 914-961-6435
Email Noel Mayforth Carroll

Silver Sponsors:

  Visit Phoenix
Doug MacKenzie
400 E. Van Buren Ste 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel: 602-452-6250
Email Doug MacKenzie
  Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Dana Wendell
Director of Marketing
Tel: 480-627-3142
Email: Dana Wendell
Chloe Dake
Public Relations/Communications Manager
Tel: 480-627-3144
Email Chloe Dake

Founding Sponsors:

  Vintage Hudson Valley
Esther Nicholson
P.O. Box 288
Irvington, NY 10533
Tel: 914-591-6410
Email Esther Nicholson
  Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
CJ Hartwell
General Manager
220 North Road
Milton, NY 12547
Email CJ Hartwell
Shelley Clark
Tel: 646-489-8582
Email Shelley Clark
  Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Tel: 914-631-1980
  The Garrison
Chip Allemann, General Manager
2015 US 9
Garrison, NY 10524
Tel: 845-424-3604
Email Chip Allemann
  The Roundhouse
Katie Guerra
General Manager
2 East Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Tel: 845-440-3327
Email Katie Guerra
  Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
49 East Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Jennifer Cancro, Director of Group Sales
Email Jennifer Cancro-Caputo
Tel: 914-591-3104
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