Mapping the talks
Over 26 Travel Industry Keynotes in 11 Countries,
(plus over 100 at universities, corporate and performing-arts events)
What conference organizers say
Before we tallied the survey results, we knew Doug’s keynote had gone over well. We heard the applause and frequent laughter ourselves. Even as we collected the survey, we noticed handwritten comments like “Doug Lansky was an amazing speaker, very engaging!” and “Doug Lansky was fabulous!” Now, having gone through all the surveys, we can tell you his presentation was extremely popular. In fact, the surveys show it was the most popular (and useful) we’ve had since I started planning the conference!Gayle Junnila Explore Minnesota Tourism
Multiple attendees quoted Doug as being the best keynote they can remember. With over a 1,000 attendees this is something to be said with people coming back year after year.Kylie Olanowski Director of Operations and Events, Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism
Lansky had the audience in stitches as he delivered a much-needed lesson to the City's travel and tourism industry. Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with some describing his talk as the highlight of the conference.Wendy van der Byl Destination Marketing Manager, Cape Town, South Africa
The Surprising Truth
Insightful new concepts that will force you to rethink the way you market and develop your destination.
Doug Lansky has been living abroad and traveling for the last nearly 20 years in over 120 countries. He is the author of 10 books, including 2 for Lonely Planet and 3 for Rough Guides, had a weekly syndicated travel column in over 40 newspapers for five years, hosted a Travel Channel show, served as a correspondent for Public Radio’s Savvy Traveler show, served as travel editor for Scandinavian Airlines inflight magazine for three years and contributed to publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest, Esquire, Men’s Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, World Hum, and Huffington Post. On the speaking circuit, Doug has given acclaimed lectures at nearly 100 universities, spoken to a sold-out audience at National Geographic Headquarters, for the United Nations World’s Tourism Organization, as an after-dinner speaker at corporate events and at both public and industry travel/tourism conferences, and set the attendance record for keynote lectures at the 2012 and 2013 ITB Berlin conferences.