Destination Service 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


Michael Maholchic
Facility Engineering Services
Owner: Star Valley Lodge, Wyoming

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.

Jessica Icenhour Roberts
Director of Tourism & Marketing

Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce &
Mount Airy Visitors Center, NC

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.

Dana Lu Bryson
Hotel, Banquet/Catering, Restaurant
Management & Development Services
KZ Hotels, LLC, Winston-Salem, 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.

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

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!

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

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.

Suzie Kenner
Executive Director, Devils Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau
Devil’s Lake, ND

Destination Services provided our community with a feasibility study for a convention/meeting facility that drilled down and explored every possible aspect of the center; markets, size, risks, configuration, construction cost, operation cost, partnerships, location, etc. The feasibility study provided the “real cost” for a center and the “real economic potential” for a convention facility.

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