Longwoods Welcomes Tourism Rising Star to Team

Kelsey WaiteSpurred by the company’s growth, Longwoods International announced today that Kelsey Waite is joining the Longwoods team as the Senior Manager for Client Services. Kelsey will bring a decade of experience in all phases of destination research, marketing and sales to Longwoods clients and partners. 

“We were so impressed with the breadth of Kelsey’s tourism experience, we knew she would be a great addition to the Longwoods team,” said Amir Eylon, President and CEO of Longwoods International. “Her background includes everything from hotel operations and destination marketing to all phases of tourism data and research.”

After graduating with a degree in travel and tourism from Ball State University, Kelsey started her career at a full-service Indianapolis hotel. From there, she moved to the DMO world at the Parke County (IN) CVB. More recently, she has served as a business development executive and the director of destination sales for two major tourism industry data providers.

“Knowing Longwoods’ reputation for thought leadership in the tourism industry, this opportunity was simply too good for me to pass up,” said Kelsey Waite.  “I look forward to being the newest member of the growing ranks of Longwoods professionals.”

Longwoods International is a leading travel and tourism research consultancy with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and Toronto Canada, and offices in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  It conducts Longwoods Travel USA®, the largest ongoing survey of American travelers, as well as image, advertising effectiveness, advertising return on investment, sentiment, and other custom research in 12 countries around the globe.