Joshua Smith Consulting
Tourism & Hospitality
2016 - Present
A boutique travel agency creating culturally-immersive experiences in over 100+ countries.
As President and Travel Designer, Joshua works with clients on creating their ideal journey using local guides, luxury and boutique accommodations and curating experiences to understand the local customs and traditions.
2013 - Present
A career development and networking organization for young professionals in the travel industry.
As Co-founder and Director of Strategic Development, Joshua's focus is creating a sustainable model for organizational growth through chapter development and implementation of new programs and operational efficiencies.
2012 - Present
A tourism consultation company for governmental, technology and entertainment organizations.
As President, Joshua works with foreign governments and companies on marketing strategies, product development and sustainable tourism policy creation as well cross-sector cooperative partnerships.
2019 - 2020
An international tour operator providing a variety of styles of travel across the globe.
As Tourism Partnerships Manager, Joshua's responsibility resides in developing relationships with tourism boards across the globe and managing cooperative marketing campaigns to increase consumer awareness and sales.
2018 - 2019
The government agency for the promotion of tourism to the country of South Africa.
As Trade Relations Manager for the West Coast, Joshua educated the North American travel trade community, assisted in product development and marketing with operators and was a tourism resource for the South African travel trade.
2012 - 2016
A luxury tour operator with escorted trips and privately guided journeys in more than 100+ countries.
As Associate Director of Private Travel, Joshua developed luxury products on all 7 continents, managed a team of journey consultants and oversaw the portfolio marketing while focusing on cooperative business development.
2010 - 2012
A US based representation company focused on business development of international operators and hotels.
As Co-founder, Joshua was responsible for client acquisition and branding consultation which included media integration and marketing support for other brands such as Asia Reps and Travel Marketing Worldwide.
2007 - 2010
A luxury tourism consortia focused on increasing travel agency revenue through sales & marketing tactics.
As Account Manager for Tourism Boards, Joshua prospected new government relationships and created cohesive marketing strategies between tourism boards and travel trade through direct mail, email marketing, publications, events and training.
Arizona State University - Master of Sustainable Tourism (MST)
Expected Graduation May 2021
Students in ASU's Master of Sustainable Tourism (MST) receive a comprehensive education with a focus on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of tourism. Graduates are equipped with translatable skills necessary to create pioneering, sustainable development solutions to the challenges facing tourism today.
Miami University of Ohio - Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication (Focus: Public Relations)
Graduated December 2004
Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. While attending, he was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Men's Glee Club. Joshua held an internship with Cincinnati's CityBeat publication and participated in a study abroad journalism program in Florence, Italy.
Destination & Brand Specialist Programs
AM Resorts, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Chile, Club Med, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Macao, Malta, Marriott Hotels, Peru, Qatar, Sheraton Hotels, Singapore, South Africa, Starwood Hotels, Thailand, United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), U.S. Virgin Islands, Westin Hotels