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Smart Destinations Smart Card Technology Draws Senior Travel Industry Veterans to Management Team


Leaders from major tourism and hospitality brands, including Walt Disney, Cendant and Marriott, join newer tour industry player.

Boston, MA, August 11, 2005 --(PR.com)-- Smart Destinations, the premier provider of technology-based destination travel products, today announced the addition of three senior travel industry veterans to its management team. Joining Smart Destinations are Bill Todd, Vice President, Sales; Kevin Brett as Vice President, International Sales; and Theresa McLarney in the role of Director, National Accounts. The three hires deepen Smart Destinations executive tourism travel product team and continue to position the company as one of the most experienced and visionary in the travel industry.

About Bill Todd
Todd's travel industry experience features particular emphasis on leveraging the Internet to further an organization's business and marketing strategy. Most recently, Todd served as vice president of sales, marketing, advertising and e-commerce for Marriott International's Corporate Lodging Division. Todd has played an active leadership role in a variety of travel industry associations, including The Travel Industry Association of America, the American Society of Travel Agents, The National Tour Association, Hospitality Sales and Marketing International and the National Business Travelers Association. Todd was named “Lodging Person of the Year” by Travel Agent Magazine in 2000.

About Kevin Brett
Brett brings more than 20 years of sales and commercial experience in the international travel arena to Smart Destinations. He previously served in a number of senior roles at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts & Best Western Hotels, and most recently as managing director for HAT Marketing in the UK, which delivers outsourced sales and marketing solutions in Europe to overseas travel companies and destinations worldwide. Brett’s other travel industry experience includes positions with British Airways Holidays and Sol Holidays.

About Theresa McLarney
McLarney is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with a consistent record of exceeding company goals. She joins Smart Destinations and their technology travel products from Cendant Travel Distribution Services, where she served as a regional director within their online travel division. Her previous travel industry experience includes senior management positions at World Choice Travel, a division of Travelocity.com, Cruise.com, and Certified Vacations, where she managed the AAA and American Express Vacation brands among other various start-up brands for the company.

Distributed through major travel and tour industry services in 25 countries as well as on the Web, Smart Destinations Go Cards are the industry's “trusted companion” for the best a city has to offer at an unbeatable price point. For more information on Smart Destinations or their smart card technology Go Card products, visit www.GoCardUSA.com or call 617-671-1001. 

Media Contact:
Kim Miller
Tier One Partners
617-610-0583
tierpr@smartdestinations.com

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