Date March 27th, 2019
ERICKSON HIRE FOR NEWLY CREATED TOURISM MARKETING POSITION
(Sequim, WA) Thomas Erickson has been promoted to the newly created, Area Sales Manager position for Wirta Hospitality Worldwide (WHW), announced Bret Wirta, CEO.
Before devoting his work fulltime to Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, Erickson served as VP of Operations in the commercial loan industry. Said Wirta, “We are fortunate in that Thomas brings years of executive level management experience along with a passion for community engagement to this newly created position.”
Erickson will be responsible for directing sales and marketing activities for the Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Black Bear Diner all in Sequim, plus the Papago Inn in Scottsdale, AZ., all properties owned by WHW.
“Thomas will secure additional corporate business accounts, group sales and meeting room revenue. I am excited to work with Thomas and confident that he has the skills to bring more tourism to the Olympic Peninsula and Scottsdale markets.” Said Namaste Cousins, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express.
Wirta said, “Creating this Area Sales Manager position represents the acknowledgement that we must spend more on staff in order to assist our General Managers in acquiring additional customers. This is the only way to keep up our record of uninterrupted sales growth.”
“I’m excited to be a part of the ongoing growth of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide. I’m looking forward to bringing not just hotel stays to my customers, but local tourism options too. I want to bring community engagement to the forefront of hospitality.”
Erikson grew up in Port Angeles and has returned to enjoy the beautiful scenery and be close to his family. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker, and camper.