Destination Services completed a tourism master plan with Young Strategies and then worked with us for over a year to implement that plan. Steve Powell works beyond the scope and develops a realistic roadmap, he is always there when needed. Steve has been in my shoes and gives guidance that is spot on.

~ Carl Watson, Nacogdoches Destination Vision Plan


Destination Services went beyond the scope of the contract and delivered a realistic as well as implemental business plan. Every aspect of the lodge and its potential was explored beyond our expectations.

Michael Maholchic

Facility Engineering Services
Owner: Star Valley Lodge, Wyoming

Steve Powell produced a highly detailed hotel/convention center statistical analysis that identified markets, risks, center components, configuration and potential for success. His analysis has encouraged developers to move forward.

Jessica Icenhour Roberts

Director of Tourism & Marketing
Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce &
Mount Airy Visitors Center, NC

The research provided by Destination Services convinced me to move forward with an 80 room boutique hotel and a $12 million investment. Furthermore, Steve Powell went the extra mile to lay the groundwork for a major attraction adjacent to the hotel as a room night generator.

Dana Lu Bryson

Hotel, Banquet/Catering, Restaurant
Management & Development Services
KZ Hotels, LLC, Winston-Salem, NC

The Authority is charged with assuring that the Saint Charles Convention Center remains as one of only a few centers that operate in the black. Destination Services guides the Authority in maintaining the Center’s competitive position in the marketplace and assists the Authority in its oversight responsibilities. Destination Services has provided consulting services to the Authorits since 2007 and does an excellent job for us!

Tom Wapelhorst

St. Charles County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority
Saint Charles, MO

Destination Services intensely explored the potential markets, competition, cost, locations, risks and brand. Steve Powell continues to commit time beyond the contract to secure a hotel developer.

Dawn Przystal

VP at Bardstown Nelson County Tourism
Bardstown Nelson County Tourism
Bardstown, KY