PRESIDENT & PARTNER
Paul is President and Partner of MMGY NextFactor, which he established in 2015. Prior to that, he was one of three founding partners of lnterVISTAS Consulting Inc. in 1997. For 20 years, he played a major role in building it into a multinational company with offices in the U.S., Canada, and Europe (and work done in over 75 countries).
He has been leading strategic planning projects for over 25 years. He has successfully delivered master plans for airports, ports and destinations around the world. He has also completed organization reviews and developed start-up plans and business plans for new ventures. Since forming NEXTFactor, Paul has completed and/or recently worked on over 40 destination master plans in the US and Canada.
During the past 10 years, Paul has led the team that developed and delivered DestinationNEXT, an important Destinations International initiative informing the future of destinations and DMOs. DestinationNEXT was ranked by Skift Magazine as one of the top 10 most important developments in the global tourism industry in 2015. To date, the team has conducted over 375 destination assessments around the world.
In 2019, Paul sold a portion of NEXTFactor to MMGY Global, joining their global group of companies. He continues to serve as Managing Director of DestinationNEXT, with Destinations International. In March 2020, in partnership with Tourism Economics, MMGY NextFactor launched OrganizationNEXT, a project on Strategic Recovery Planning. He is currently working with TripAdvisor to release a new report, ExperienceNEXT, which identifies key global and US trends in changing markets and visitor preferences for experiences.
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