Destination Huntsville is Thrilled to Celebrate Our First Year in Business
Destination Huntsville, a locally owned and operated Destination Management Company (DMC), is excited to announce the celebration of our first year in business. Launched in 2021, Destination Huntsville has worked hard to become the go-to service for corporate, government and association meeting clients visiting the Huntsville as well as the surrounding Madison County area. “We’ve had an incredible response from our hospitality and corporate community and are grateful for the support,” said Jenny Askins, CEO of Destination Huntsville.
It’s all about the partnerships!
We celebrate every accomplishment within our organization but it’s a perfect time to look outward into the community to those who supported us along the way. Thank you to members of the Huntsville – Madison County Hospitality Association including local hotels, meeting facilities, restaurants and transportation services. What’s more, these individuals encouraged us and assured us there was a place in the Huntsville market for our first of it’s kind destination marketing company. Furthermore, they educated us about the unique needs of their guests and graciously passed our contact information along to their meetings and events clients.
Trusted planners have made all the difference
We also give our heartfelt thanks to the National Cyber Summit, the first annually-held Huntsville convention to entrust us as a partner in hosting their attendees. The Church Street Family of restaurants is also appreciated for their unwavering willingness to “think outside the box” with us in pursuit of creating something magical for our mutual guests. There are too many more to list here but, let’s just say, our hearts are full with the love shown from our Huntsville and Madison County partners.
2023 will bring big changes to our team
Next up and to further mark this exciting milestone as well as expand our services, Destination Huntsville is pleased to announce the addition of Leslie Walker to our team. With over 20 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, Leslie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. “We are thrilled to have Leslie join our team as we celebrate our first year in business and look ahead to what’s next for us,” said Jenny. “Her passion for travel and marketing is incredibly valuable as we continue to grow and provide top-notch destination services to our clients.”
If you’re local to Huntsville, you may recognize Leslie. Her article, “Huntsville, Alabama, was named the best place to live in the US. Here’s what it’s like to live there.” published by Insider in acknowledgment Huntsville’s honor of being named, Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023.
“I am honored to be a part of the Destination Huntsville team and excited to assist in continuing their success in the destination management industry,” said Leslie. “I look forward to working with our clients to create personalized local experiences and contribute to the company’s growth.”
Our mission and motivation remain the same
Destination Huntsville has offered a wide range of destination services in its first year, providing custom transportation, group tours, and corporate travel management. Our goal is to earn recognition as being committed to personal service and implementing unique and innovative practices.
Lastly, our first to the area Huntsville destination marketing company is ready and waiting to provide exceptional guest experiences for our clients and is excited to see what the future holds. The company looks forward to continuing to serve the community and help visitors discover all that Huntsville has to offer.
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