Sean Keliiholokai has been hired as the executive director for Visit Dana Point. In his role, he will be responsible for growing the local tourism industry with improevments on visitor attraction and retention, lodging offerings, and meetings and groups iniatiavies.
Keliiholokai, who started his position last month, formerly was the director of sales and marketing for the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau in California. Keliiholokai also spent time at the Hyatt Regency Orange Count, Marriott International and Disneyland Resort.
“We are very enthusiastic about having Sean onboard,” says Jim Samuels, general manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa and chairman of the board of directors for Visit Dana Point. “With his record of accomplishments in his previous positions, we look forward to working with him to promote Dana Point as a premier destination for visitors and to enhance our local tourism economy."
Keliiholokai is a certified hospitality sales professional. He received his holds a Masters of
Hospitality Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a bachelor’s degree. in business administration from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He is married with a one-year-old son.