Destination Marketing Specialists for Emerging Tourism Communities

The Stamoulis Group

“Tere was already a master in her field when she joined me at the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. She was instrumental in helping me strengthen Long Beach’s competitive positioning in the leisure markets. She quickly evaluated the destination’s assets and resources and set about to create and sustain powerful partnerships and collaborations that ignited enhanced awareness of Long Beach and delivered increased room nights and economic impact. As Executive Vice President, her ability to assert leadership and build consensus was invaluable and much of the success we achieved is attributed to her relationship building skills and determination.”
-Linda DiMario, Senior Director Economic Development & Tourism Irvine Chamber of Commerce

 “I had the pleasure of working with Tere at the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau for five years. I started as a Coordinator, but under Tere’s guidance I developed the skills necessary to transition to Sales Manager responsible for the domestic leisure market. I have no doubt that the success I have had in the lodging industry as a Director of Sales was built on the opportunities Tere afforded me. I hope that we may have the opportunity to work together again in the future.”
-Laura Castro, Director of Sales & Marketing Marriott Suites Anaheim South

“I've had the privilege of knowing and working with Tere Stamoulis for more than twenty years and her understanding of the complexities and strategies behind destination marketing, particularly for emerging communities, is unmatched in our industry. Tere knows the questions to ask and how to maximize limited budgets so that communities who are entering the tourism arena can derive the greatest impact from their investment dollars. She has outstanding judgment and a keen insight into what visitor markets a community can most effectively pursue. Plus, as an important added benefit, she is just a wonderful and engaging person to collaborate and work alongside.”
-Gary Sherwin, President & CEO Newport Beach & Company

“I have known Tere Stamoulis since forming North American Journeys in 1996.  Tere was an early adopter and supporter of our Receptive Operator Programming while at the Santa Monica and Long Beach CVBs. Upon opening the first Receptive Summit in Los Angeles, we contracted with Tere to recruit the Tour Operators for our marketplace sessions.  Tere served as our Primary Tour Operator Liaison for ten years. She was a major contributor to the success of the RTO Tour Operator Summit.  In addition, Tere has a huge network of travel connections statewide, nationally and internationally. Tere’s knowledge of the tourism industry and her connections are formidable. We had Tere organize successful training sessions, and in-office presentations on our behalf to train Operators to use website. In short what you have with Tere Stamoulis can be summarized in this formula: Industry knowledge + longstanding international and domestic buyer contacts + strong reputation and integrity - b.s. = T.S.G.”
-Jake Steinman, Founder & C.E.O. of North American Journeys​

“As Executive Director of WACVB, I have observed Tere’s work as a destination-marketing specialist for more than twenty-five years. Tere has created marketing programs for several western DMOs, including Pasadena, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Marina del Rey.  During her career as a Senior Staff member at several DMOs, her WACVB colleagues recognized her creativity by honoring her with numerous marketing awards. Tere understands all facets of the tourism industry. She created the Travel Industry Sales Training program for WACVB, which focused on destination marketing, product evaluation, hotel yield management, analysis of tour operator product and how to link it to a destination’s goals. She is skilled at discovering and understanding the authenticity of destinations—both large and small—and assisting DMOs in leveraging the assets of their destinations to effectively drive business to local stakeholders. Her consulting company, TSG, specializes in promoting and assisting emerging communities.”

-Teresa Stephenson, Executive Director
 Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau (WACVB) and WACVB Education & Research Foundation