To support the industry we love by providing
expertise and resources for success
in every tourism sector.
The TEN team maintains thousands of business contacts around the world, in all sectors of the industry. Regardless of your project needs, we have the contacts and expertise that will provide results.
More than 250 years of combined expertise in all aspects of the tourism industry means that we have the knowledge and experience to achieve your goals!
Short- or long-term, TEN can hit the ground running and move your project from concept to fruition. With our broad base of real, "in the trenches" experience, TEN can put your plans in action quickly and realize high returns on investment.
The Tourism Expert Network (TEN) is an accomplished group of industry professionals who have united to offer their extensive experience and amassed skill as a valuable resource for travel and tourism colleagues.
TEN is neither an agency nor a representation company, but rather, a band of experts inspired to give back and support the industry we love. Whether collectively or individually, TEN representatives are positioned to assist, advise, and consult with DMOs, CVBs, hotels, attractions, shopping centers, golf courses, etc. in their efforts to navigate the new policies, guidelines, and protocols designed to ensure recovery of the tourism industry. Empowered with a broad range of expertise, TEN offers a multitude of á la carte options, any of which can be tailored to effectively collaborate with your team for a few hours or a few weeks, to achieve your entity’s goals.
TEN’s menu of services also includes exclusive packaged programs appropriate for many different initiatives. Please contact TEN with any questions or inquiries at email@example.com.
Passionate about helping industry partners grow their business, Terry has applied his "matchmaking" skills over nearly two decades of facilitating the CA Cup and American Cup Golf Invitationals, earning him the moniker The Golf Father. Terry's specialty is the international promotion of rural tourism destinations, currently exemplified by his leadership of Visit Yolo, in northern California. Terry loves playing golf in locations near and far, and his favorite day of the week is Friday, when he gathers with his wife and son for a home cooked meal and hotly contested board games.
With three decades of travel industry everything.... from hotels to tour operators, airlines to hospitality government, Alfredo is a passionate international traveler and airline junkie. He loves public speaking, client training and all levels of customer service. Alfredo also loves his girls: Tina, Chelsea, Alex and Jessica, and his Indian motorcycle, and claims to like golf but he's not very good at it.
TEN's support specialist, Faith is an accomplished trainer, speaker, and writer who followed her heart into travel and tourism after a long career with Nordstrom. With experience in both the retail and business-to-business sectors of the industry, she is greatly enjoying her current role of Business Development Manager with American Cruise Lines. When not traveling, Faith has a penchant for collecting both classic cars and rescue animals that her family sometimes finds alarming, but luckily, mostly supports.
Rafael was attracted to tourism, like many, for the travel, and boy, has he traveled! But it wasn’t until he realized how tourism benefits a community, state and even a country, that Rafael realized this was a career with a purpose. Rafael's love of travel is driven by his love of food from around the world... both cooking and consuming it!
Dave is an accomplished travel industry veteran with over 30 years experience in airline, consolidator and tour operator sales. He has long standing industry relationships with hoteliers around the world and extensive destination knowledge. When not traveling the world -whether for business or pleasure- Dave's hobbies of choice include ice hockey,
golf, and skiing.
Jennifer developed a passion for travel at an early age, crossing the globe and spending her formative years between Berlin, Germany and Boulder, Colorado. Kicking off her tourism career with the traditional German Hotel Management program, her career in Destination Marketing & PR and Outdoor & Ski Industry since includes working with the Colorado Tourism Office, Visit Durango, the Aspen Skiing Company and Aspire Tours/Aspire Mountain Tours. If not traveling, you can typically find her skiing, golfing (rather poorly), SUP’ing or simply enjoying the great outdoors with her family and pup Addie.
An accomplished professional with 20+ years experience in leisure travel sales and marketing, Ashlee has worked for three world-class destinations - Los Angeles, Greater Palm Springs, and Scottsdale. Combining her expertise in destination marketing and a passion for lifestyle travel, she launched two companies Ciora Global, LLC to help hospitality businesses with projects and Women on Fairways, LLC, a golf & lifestyle travel company catering to women golfers. At leisure, Ashlee enjoys her morning fitness classes, playing a round of golf, traveling, and spending time with family & friends.
Jennifer has over 20 years of tourism, marketing, and shopping center experience, including positions with America West Airlines, Tempe CVB, The Mills Corporation, Madison Marquette and Macerich. Throughout Jennifer's career she has overseen shopping center tourism programs, redevelopments, ground-up grand openings, and acquisitions. Jennifer struck out on her own eight years ago, assisting shopping centers with strategies, development, and marketing for the tourism industry. Jennifer's greatest loves are her two children, Emma and Max. She enjoys traveling (especially to beach destinations), great food and wine, but is always up for game nights and movies at home with friends and family.
Mike has worked with the travel industry for decades, beginning with a family owned hotel in Maine. With over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Mike has educated a wide range of stakeholders on the importance of travel and tourism to the economy at the local, state and national levels. Mike has been to 49 states, and loves taking ballpark trips with his daughter, who has been to 23 of the 30 Major League Ballparks.
TEN had the privilege of participating in a great conversation with Shari Bailey of Connect Travel. Follow this link to listen in:
TEN founder Terry Selk was featured on a recent podcast hosted by Kurt Burkhart of Destinations Talk Radio. Follow this link to listen in:
Wine Water & Wonders Announces Tourism Expert Network (TEN) as their New International Sales and Marketing Representative
Rochester, NY. August 27, 2023 – New York State based Wine Water & Wonders (WWW) announces the selection of Tourism Expert Network (TEN), as their new program administrator, assisting the board with international sales and marketing efforts. TEN was selected to represent and position WWW globally by taking advantage of decades of travel industry experience and a network of talented travel and tourism professionals with expertise in all sectors of the hospitality industry.
In welcoming the partnership with TEN, Diana Keating of WWW said, “I couldn’t be more thrilled for Wine, Water, and Wonders to join forces with the TEN group. With their expertise, fresh perspective, and unwavering commitment, we’re poised for incredibly growth and greatness, and I am excited to see the remarkable impact they will make on our organization’s journey ahead.”
The TEN group is equally pleased to be tasked with growing recognition of WWW internationally. "We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected to represent Wine Water & Wonders of New York State. We are honored to be able to take WWW and its partners' message of diversity and fun around the world. At a time of unprecedented change, we see an incredible potential for these beautiful regions of New York State, from Niagara Falls to Long Island, to shine on the global stage”, said Terry Selk, Founding Partner of TEN. “We are convinced that our collective experience will help drive visitation to continue the growth of tourism and spur economic recovery for the area”.
ABOUT WINE WATER & WONDERS
Wine Water & Wonders of New York State is a not-for-profit destination management company with an emphasis on two pillars: (1) focus on product development, destination marketing, packaging, and education, and (2) connecting consumers, travel trade, media, and press with New York State.
ABOUT TOURISM EXPERT NETWORK (TEN)
The Tourism Expert Network is a collective of seasoned professionals within the travel and tourism industry. Dedicated to the recovery and advancement of the sector, TEN members offer their wealth of experience to collaborate with diverse entities to include DMOs, CVBs, hotels, attractions and more. TEN provides tailored consulting and support services, leveraging its multifaceted expertise to strengthen the industry in a world of evolving challenges.