Vice President and the Assistant Director, STR SHARE Center
Mr. Duane Vinson is a Vice President and the Assistant Director of the STR SHARE Center (Supporting Hotel-related Academic Research & Education), a programme that works with hospitality and tourism schools around the world to provide thorough and timely data for academic research and to provide comprehensive and relevant training materials for the classroom. Mr. Vinson joined STR in 1997 and over the years he has been involved in many areas of operation at STR including Data Operations, Development, Client Services working with both hotel company and destination clients and STR’s Database Operations Center. Mr. Vinson has often presented at hotel company conferences, tourism conventions and as a guest lecturer with hospitality and tourism universities worldwide. He has been quoted in leading trade publications and news sites such as HotelNewsNow, Lodging, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA).