Duane Vinson

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Duane Vinson

Mr. Duane Vinson is a Vice President at STR and the Asst Director of the CoStar SHARE Center, a program that works with hospitality, tourism, and real estate schools around the world to provide thorough and timely data for academic research and to provide comprehensive and relevant training materials for the classroom.  The SHARE Center has been warmly received by the academic community, having assisted nearly 1000 schools in 85 countries around the world.

Mr. Vinson joined STR in 1997 and over the years he has been involved in many areas of operation at STR including Data Operations, Business Development, Client Services and STR’s Database Operations Center tasked with building and maintaining STR’s global lodging census databases of planned and existing hotels.  He has presented at numerous hospitality and tourism conventions, hotel company and brand conferences, and academic events over the years.  Mr. Vinson has also been quoted in trade press throughout the world.  Prior to joining STR, Mr. Vinson was with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

With a genuine interest in tourism research, he has served on the Board of Directors for the International Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), and was the Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Southeast States Chapter of TTRA (SETTRA).  Mr. Vinson has also served on the Allied Advisory Council of DMAI (Destination Marketing Association International).

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