Nan Marchand Beauvois is the U.S. Travel Association’s senior vice president of national councils, overseeing the National Council of State Tourism Directors, the Experience Network, the Destinations Council and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. She is also general manager for U.S. Travel’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO).

Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Marchand Beauvois was the executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she worked to brand the city as a year-round business and leisure destination, beyond the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, in the competitive Los Angeles market. She concurrently led an aggressive sales program for the city’s expanding convention center.

Marchand Beauvois has lent her skills to industry associations and has served as a member of U.S. Travel’s IPW Planning Committee, the California Travel & Tourism Commission International Marketing Advisory Committee, the National Tour Associations Marketing Committee, the TTRA board, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Marketing Committee. She was also a long-term board member of CalTravel, where she served as chair in 2000-01, and was recently recognized as one of Successful Meetings’ 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry

Marchand Beauvois studied political science/international relations and romance languages at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Friday Check-In | March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover an infrastructure hearing on the Hill, discuss the latest with the Visa Waiver Program and spotlight our upcoming events.

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Global Meetings Industry Day: More Handshakes, Fewer “Nice to E-meet You”s

March 20, 2019

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the annual celebration of the $2.65 trillion meetings and events industry, will take place on April 4. 

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Friday Check-In | March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover important White House updates, discuss the latest in infrastructure investments and highlight our upcoming events.

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October 26, 2018
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In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll showcase hurricane recovery efforts in Florida, share updates from several industry meetings, and provide our take on the upcoming midterm elections.


August 17, 2018
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In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide a recap from our ESTO conference, share findings from new reports from U.S. Travel, and hear from two special guests.


August 03, 2018
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The Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO)—the only national forum where destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local level obtain critical tools and tips that will allow them to better market and grow their destinations—will take place from August 11-14.

April 17, 2018
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On Thursday, tourism, meetings and events professionals around the world celebrated the third annual Global Meetings Industry Day to spotlight the real impact these events have on our lives. Here are some highlights.

April 10, 2018
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Experiences are what travelers remember the most about their trips. The Experience Network works to educate, connect and advocate for America’s best experiences, so visitors keep coming back.

March 15, 2018
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Here’s how to host a great event that highlights the power of face-to-face meetings worldwide.