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Posted: October 10, 2019

Tourism Kimberley hires new executive director

The Board of Directors of Tourism Kimberley are pleased to announce that John Hamilton will be the organizations new Executive Director effective October 15.

Mr. Hamilton will now lead the Destination Management Organization that oversees all the marketing, promotion and development of tourism products within the City of Kimberley. “John’s career experience in the tourism industry is truly exceptional and will be of huge benefit to Kimberley as we move forward,” said Kieran Hickey, Chair of Tourism Kimberley.

According to Mr. Hickey, “the Hiring Committee was incredibly impressed with the calibre of applicants for the position and on behalf of TK we would like to thank everyone that applied”

Mr. Hamilton has worked in the tourism industry for over 25 years and brings to Kimberley a proven track record in sales, marketing and business development.

Highlights of Mr. Hamilton’s career include: he oversaw brand differentiation at The Travel Corporation and he developed a new travel model for CAA British Columbia, he launched Westjet Airlines Vacations division at a critical growth period at Westjet growing revenues from zero to $300m, and created a business and aerospace park at the Fredericton International Airport. He is passionate about the tourism industry and has a reputation for stakeholder collaboration and engagement.

Mr. Hamilton has family ties in the Kimberley area and has been visiting the community for decades enjoying the mountain biking and hiking trails in the community.

“John’s academic credentials and professional development are equally impressive and he even has a Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management and Marketing!” Hickey said.

The Board of Directors looks forward to working with Mr. Hamilton and enhancing stakeholder relations with tourism operators within Kimberley.

Established in 2007, Tourism Kimberley is a full service Destination Management Organization representing the tourism industry and stakeholders within the Kimberley area.

Lead image from Tourism Kimberley

Tourism Kimberley


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