MMGY NextFactor welcomes Dinete Thomas as Destination Development Consultant

May 15, 2022 — We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Dinete Thomas as a Destination Development Consultant. Dinete has been working with MMGY NextFactor as a Destination Development Intern since October 2021, and he has contributed to expanding the NEXTPractices database and working on the DestinationNEXT initiative that provides destinations with sustainable growth strategies. He also analyzes and researches global and local tourism trends, such as sustainability, recovery, innovation, and organizational management.

Dinete previously worked for Seera Group, the largest tourism company in the Middle East, as an Accountant and Finance Executive. Moreover, he was a research coordinator, consultant, and graduate assistant at George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS). Dinete has led several research projects working with Native American communities in the Dakotas and was instrumental in the development of the first Indigenous Tourism Forum of the Americas (ITCA) in 2020. During his time with IITS, he also assisted on projects involving the IMF, World Bank, and UNWTO. His background includes finance, accounting, data analytics, marketing, and content creation.

Dinete holds a Master of Tourism Administration degree with a concentration in Sustainable Tourism Development from George Washington University, as well as a graduate certificate in Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He earned his undergraduate degree from The American University of Sharjah, one of the top business schools in the Middle East, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Music.

Please join us in welcoming Dinete to his new role!

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