Following the launch of the new membership model, Tourism Vancouver has expanded its Destination Development team with two new Membership Associates to better service you, our members.  Please welcome Katrina Dekur and Kevin Pals.

Katrina Dekur joins Tourism Vancouver as our Membership Specialist, Experiences & Initiatives. Born and raised in Vancouver, Katrina has a Bachelor of Communications from Capilano University and an Associates Degree in Broadcasting from the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.  She was a Production Assistant for NBC during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games and most recently held the role of Sales & Events Coordinator at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club. There she had an integral role in the sales and promotion of the club’s facilities for events and member programs.  She has raced competitively on the slopes (Slalom, Downhill and Super G) and her discipline and ongoing pursuit of excellence will be assets in her new role.

As the Membership Specialist, Experiences & Initiatives, Katrina will represent Experiential related membership categories such as Attractions & Sightseeing, Retail and Visitor Activities.  She will also be responsible for spearheading programs including Training FAMS for Tourism Vancouver staff, Vancouver's Tourism Showcase and other initiatives.   Katrina can be reached directly at 604.631.2815 or via kdekur@tourismvancouver.com.

Kevin Pals joins us as our Membership Specialist, Services & Products.  Originally from Alberta, Kevin holds a Hospitality Management Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.  He has held a number of account management, group sales and reservations roles in Audio Visual, Hotel and Travel Agency environments.  He joins us from FMAV (FrischkornMediaco) where he was an Account Manager.  FMAV is a Tourism Vancouver member, and thus Kevin has a thorough understanding of the membership portfolio, structure and initiatives.  Kevin is an avid traveler and in his leisure time can be found skiing, biking and camping in the great outdoors.

As the Membership Specialist, Services & Products, Kevin will work directly with our Convention Hotel members, transportation providers and restaurants.  He will also spearhead product sales including brochure racking, additional website listings and more.  Kevin can be reached directly at 604.631.2806 or via kpals@tourismvancouver.com.

We look forward to providing greater quality service and expanding our range of initiatives and product offerings moving forward.