Laurel Herman is publisher/editorial director of Prevue. She has spent the last 39 years roaming the globe with the focused belief that sharing stories of different cultures and experiences is an integral way to foster world peace. It all started in 1972 while she was finishing her college education in London, when she had the opportunity to backpack throughout Europe. Laurel continued her love affair with travel by expanding Recommend Magazine to a worldwide destination brand when she became its publisher/editorial director in 1985. She then launched the Prevue brand in 2009, which has taken her to destinations like Egypt, India, Australia, France, Barcelona, Thailand, Italy and Israel, among others.
I would take a group to: India, The Berkshires, Barcelona, Napa/Sonoma Valley, Tuscany
Bucket list: The Himalayas, Argentina, Chile, Peru, New Zealand
Greg Oates is the editor of Prevue, with over 15 years experience covering the travel industry for both trade and consumer media.
I would take a group to: Miami, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia/Pac
Bucket list: Kyoto, Abu Dhabi
Gianna Wyatt is associate editor of Prevue with an interest in food, music and culture. Before her time at Prevue she contributed and edited several lifestyle publications in Central Florida and gained experience with group travel and tourism at the Walt Disney World Resort. Now she brings her passions for social media, photography, blogging and film to Prevue’s website and multimedia outlets.
I would take a group to: Mexico, Vietnam, Louisville, Los Angeles
Bucket list: Greece, Australia, Italy, Spain
Dahlton Bennington, CMP/CMM brings nearly 20 years meeting and event experience as a contributing writer for Prevue. Dahlton is currently the director of meeting services for a $4 billion staffing/recruiting company, trustee of the Incentive Research Foundation, and board member of Site Florida. Passions include travel, CSR, and of course, food and wine!
I would take a group to: All over Europe!
Bucket list: Abu Dhabi, Greece, Alaska
Danielle Adams, CMP is president of the Florida/Caribbean Chapter of Green Meeting Industry Council, and spends most of her time advancing sustainability in the hospitality industry and beyond through workshops, presentations, and as an independent meeting planner and contributing writer for Prevue. Anwar Sadat was the keynote speaker at the first official event she planned while working for Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, sparking her interest in the global community. She is currently engaged in a 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training, and loving life!
I would take a group to: Stockholm, Montreal, Chattanooga
Bucket list: Machu Picchu, Greek Islands, the Maldives
Katherine Manfredi, CMM calls upon 20+ years event management experience to bring creativity with a dose of practicality to her features. Her dedication to advancing sustainable events, green meetings and CSR is expressed through her writing, presentations and training, as well as in her current event management role with a third party meetings and incentive company. She is a founding board member of the local Green Meeting Industry Council chapter, co-chair of the GMIC sustainable meetings conference 2012 & 2013, and actively supports MPI and sustainable event standards development. Katherine is presently earning an MBA in Sustainability.
I would take a group to: Maui, Europe, Whistler, Lake Louise/Banff, California Wine Country, Washington DC
Bucket list: The Orient Express, Pompeii, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska
Tammy Thurmon, CMP brings nearly 20 years meeting and event experience as a contributing writer for Prevue. Thurmon is currently the Executive Director for the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA – think traditional IMAX theatres), and member of the Small Staff Association Committee for ASAE. An extensive traveler, Thurmon has visited all of the U.S. States and Canadian provinces, and she studied in Japan and Spain. Thurmon has planned meetings all over North America, Europe and Asia. Passions include family, travel, NFL Football, photography and scrapbooking, and food and wine!
I would take a group to: Washington DC, Seattle, Phoenix, Copenhagen
Bucket list: Albuquerque, Madison, Tunisia, Dubrovnik, Antarctica, The Arctic
Karen Kuzsel is a career writer/editor who specializes in the hospitality, entertainment, meetings & events industries, focusing on food, wine, spas, destinations, venues, meetings & events. She is an active member and journalist for ISES and MPI.
I would take a group to: France, Northern California, New York City
Bucket list: Prague, Greece, Romania, Portugal, Spain