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Daniel Edward Craig
Speaker, Author, Consultant
Daniel provides a range of engaging presentations, from educational seminars to conference keynotes, designed to inform and inspire a diverse range of audiences.
As a former hotel general manager and marketing executive, Daniel has a keen understanding of the travel industry. As an independent consultant, he provides an unbiased perspective, not a sales pitch. And as the author of three mystery novels set in hotels, he injects a healthy dose of storytelling and humor.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
In his twenty-year career Daniel Edward Craig has worked for a variety of hotels and tourism entities, in positions ranging from director of sales & marketing to vice president.
Under his leadership as general manager, Opus Hotel in Vancouver was voted one of the World’s Best 100 Hotels by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. An early adopter of social media, Daniel launched the first-ever General Manager’s Blog in 2006, which attracted a worldwide following.
Daniel is the author of Murder at the Universe and two other mystery novels set in hotels. His articles are published worldwide, and his blog is ranked among the top 20 hotel blogs by BlogRank.
Considered a thought leader in social media and online reputation management, Daniel is the featured speaker at TripAdvisor's Master Class events across North America. Recently he was keynote speaker at the Digital Marketing Conference for Scottish Tourism in Scotland and at the Buy Tourism Online conference in Italy.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and has studied film, writing, acting and languages.
“Daniel draws a crowd. An expert in the hospitality industry and an exceptional speaker, he was a natural fit for TripAdvisor’s master class events. His presentations are excellent and we receive loads of positive feedback after each event.”
Kevin Carter, Business & Trade Media Relations, TripAdvisor
“Daniel was an inspiration. He got rave-reviews, and his view on social media marketing from “across-the-pond” was just what we needed. More than that, he’s a personable guy who really did his homework on the delegates and format of the conference.”
Martin Evans, Organiser, UK National Hotel Marketing Conference, London
“Our attendees were really looking forward to Daniel’s session because so many are ardent followers of his blog. He did not disappoint! Our evaluations were filled with responses like ‘excellent presentation’, ‘exactly what I wanted’, and ‘bring Daniel back!’ He really did a bang up job.”
Jay Karen, President & CEO, Professional Association of Innkeepers International
“I had the pleasure of working with Daniel as our lead speaker at the Scottish Enterprise Tourism Shine On-line event. Daniel was a delight to work with leading up to the event, great company when we met in Scotland and an informative, engaging and fun speaker - hope he comes back again soon.”
Leslie Wood, Targeting Innovation, Digital Marketing for Scottish Tourism Conference
“Daniel was invited to speak at our AGM because of his personality and his great strengths as a speaker. His presentation was clear and enthusiastic but also very entertaining. Our membership learned so much from his talk that he was asked to return.”
Ieva Cornford, Chair, Program Committee, Canadian Federation of University Women
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