In addition to having been a conference speaker for over 100 hotel brand, management company and tourism association conferences, it is estimated that over 40,000 people have participated in more than 2,000 small group training workshops he has presented. Doug has touched audiences in 47 of the 50 United States, throughout Canada, Mexico, and many Caribbean nations. Other countries he has presented in include Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Russia and Ukraine.
Thousands worldwide read his monthly hotel, tourism and hospitality industry training articles in publications such as Hotelier Maldives, STR’s “HotelNewsNow,” Hotel-Online, Hotel News Resource, HTrends, HotelMarketing.com, and 4Hoteliers.com.
Doug is a veteran keynote conference presenter who can connect with audiences representing all levels of management and all segments of the lodging and tourism industry. During his career he has been a keynote or break-out presenter for hotel brands such as Best Western International, Choice Hotels, Embassy Suites Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, Leading Hotels of the World, Oxford Suites, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Starwood, and Wyndham.
Over the years Doug has been a keynote conference speaker for a diverse group of hotel management companies such as PAH Hotel Management, AM Resorts, International Hospitality Enterprises, Ledgestone Hospitality, Linchris Hotels, PM Hotel Group, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.
Doug has also presented for lodging and tourism industry associations such as: AlbergatorePro Italy, Caribbean Hotel Association, Cayman Islands Tourism, Cooperate Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association, Grand County (CO) Office of Economic Development Tourism, HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference, International Association of Reservations Executives (IARE), Lackawanna County (Scranton) PA Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Las Cruces NM Tourism and CVB, Lee County (FL) Tourism and CVB, Montana Innkeepers Association, New England Innkeepers Association, North Carolina Hotel Restaurant Association, Outer Banks NC Board Of Realtors/Vacation Rental Division, Park City Chamber and Tourism, Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), Winterpark Lodging Association and the Wilmington NC Tourism and CVB.
His presentation style is described as being energetic, entertaining, interactive and fun. Where appropriate, Doug often uses training activities even with his largest groups.