Feb 2, 2022
Gavin became Executive Vice President / Director, The Americas at VisitBritain in 2017. Currently, he is responsible for driving visitation to Great Britain from the Americas; leading talented teams in Sao Paolo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Toronto and New York City. Prior to his role at VisitBritain, Gavin was the Executive Director of Tourism for New York State, leading the iconic I LOVE NY program.
Gavin will deliver Friday morning keynote remarks, reflecting on the future of transatlantic/international tourism from his unique perspective and experience having lead marketing outreach and relations for two major global destinations.
During his tenure with New York State/I LOVE NY, New York State's tourism grew to record levels of employment, economic impact and visitation. Gavin also grew the investment in I LOVE NY from $9 million to nearly $70 million under his leadership; making it one of the largest government funded tourism programs in America.
Gavin started in the hospitality industry after graduating from Cornell University School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He is an adjunct professor teaching graduate level courses at New York University's School of Professional Continuing Studies. Gavin resides in Brooklyn, NY and has a passion for sustainable travel.
Executive Vice President / Director, The Americas
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