Honolulu, HI, October 25, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Smart Destinations announced the addition of Hawaii natives to lead the new Honolulu office and Go Hawaii Card product. The Go Hawaii Card will offer unlimited Oahu sightseeing and admission at over 25 top Oahu attractions for one low price, which is currently available for purchase online at www.GoOahuCard.com.
Kathy Stafford has been named Destination Manager and Kathyrnn Raymond is joining the company as Operations Manager. The two travel industry veterans will direct Smart Destinations’ Hawaiian expansion, including development of the company’s Go Hawaii Card attractions pass smart-card, which will be available on November 1.
“One of the things that set Smart Destinations apart in the travel industry is the high caliber of our professionals,” said Cecilia Dahl, president and co-founder of Smart Destinations. “Kathy and Kathy not only bring a depth of travel industry experience but, as Hawaii natives, they offer their specific knowledge of local culture and traditions that will be so important to our success in this market.”
About Kathyrnn Raymond
Raymond has broad experience in the travel and tourism industry, having worked for a number of leading organizations throughout her career. Prior to joining Smart Destinations, Raymond was Director of Operations for Kika, Inc., where she designed individualized entertainment programs for corporate, incentive, meeting and associate programs throughout the Hawaiian Islands. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in travel industry management.
About Kathy Stafford
Stafford brings to Smart Destinations more than 20 of sales experience covering all aspects of the travel industry. Stafford also brings strong experience in the airline industry, having served as the regional sales manager (Washington, Oregon and Western Canada) for Hawaiian Airlines; the regional sales director (Pacific region) for America West Airlines; and the manager, tour division, for Mid Pacific Airlines. She is a graduate of Hawaii Loa College.
The Go Hawaii Card is available for use starting November 1, 2005 and is on sale now by visiting: www.GoOahuCard.com.