January 17, 2022 – The International Association of Tourist Information Providers has announced the election of DeAnne Mitchell of the Official Savannah Guides as President for 2022.Visitor International is a non-profit organization whose member companies around the world specialize in providing customer information to visitors. during their stay in their destination, to guide them towards wonderful experiences.
As a lifelong Savannah resident, DeAnne Mitchell has a natural ability to personalize traveler experiences, making her the premier source of local visitor information. She leads a team of more twenty people through two different entities, Official Guides of Savannah and Convention Consultants, which together provide a comprehensive menu of services to the local hospitality industry including the provision of bespoke private tours for visitors to our region. In 1995, DeAnne began her entrepreneurial journey in event and destination management by joining her mother’s company.. She has since expanded her team and added unique and creative ways to provide her clients with distribution and display services for their printed materials. More recently, DeAnne has developed two new client offerings by adding mobile marketing services and a web-accessible virtual brochure rack.
international visitorAl elected DeAnne Mitchell as President at its recent Annual Meeting which gives members around the world the opportunity to discuss trends within the tourism industry and how to better serve this industry. The following list of officers and board members were elected for 2022:
President: From Anne Mitchell of Savannah, Southeast USA Official Guides
Vice President: Yiannis Yiannakakis from City Contact, Athens, Greece
Secretary: Kira Keon from Certified Records Viewing Service, Canada
Treasurer: Tom Reiter from Unlimited Brochures Northeast US
Former president: James Morrison of Featured Getaways, Northeastern United States
Member At Large-Europe: Sandra Mathieu from BHS Promotion-Nice, France
Member At Large-USA: Pierre Magaro from CTM Media Group, Eastern US and Canada
Executive Director: Marc Kaufman
“I have dedicated my career to providing visitors to Savannah with unforgettable memories and I am honored to now lead Visitor International on a global platform,” says DeAnne Mitchell. “Members of Visitor International share a common interest in the practices, procedures, opportunities and challenges unique to our “visitor information” industry. They are guided by a common code of standards and ethics with the mission of emphasize the importance of providing quality information to visitors sites in a professional and courteous manner.Brochures play a vital role in tourism as they inform and inspire visitors to have great local experiences. This creates delighted visitors, which positively affects their connection with hospitality and tourism providers as well as the destination itself.”