Saturday, January 16, 2021

COLLIER COUNTY LODGING & TOURISM ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF RANDY SMITH TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance (CCLTA), a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the Naples community, today announced the appointment of long-time Naples businessman Randy Smith to the organization’s Board of Directors.

Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning (NTTEP). Based in Naples, NTTEP employs more than 80 associates and operates a fleet more than 55 luxury vehicles including sedans, SUV’s, executive vans, stretch limousines, mini-buses, party buses and trolleys. NTTEP is also a full-service destination management company (DMC) that works with Fortune 500 companies handling all aspects of conventions and meetings held throughout Southwest Florida. NTTEP also operates Naples Trolley Tours, Everglades Excursions and Segway Tours of Naples.

NTTEP has received numerous awards, including “Top 25 DMC” by Special Events Magazine, Partner of the Year for the Naples, Marco Island & Everglades CVB, and Attraction of the Year for Everglades Excursions and Segway Tours of Naples.

Smith has served as Chief Executive Officer of NTTEP since 1988 and has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (high honors) from the University of Florida and started his career in sales with the Marriott Corporation and Motorola Communications.

Smith has been very active locally, including two terms as a board member for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Visit Naples, alumni of Leadership Collier, and currently Advisory Member for Florida Gulf Coast University School of Hospitality.

 

The mission of CCLTA is to provide a forum to affect regional issues of mutual concern to lodging industry members and the community. CCLTA is dedicated to ensuring the successful marketing of the greater Naples area as a premier domestic and international destination. Working together, members will establish informational programs that enhance the standards of ethics and operations for the accommodations industry. CCLTA will encourage coordinated efforts with other community and industry organizations to ensure a satisfied approach for the mutual benefit of all tourism-related establishments in the greater Naples area. For more information on CCLTA, visit online at www.cclta.org.

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