Brian Said has a well rounded combination of education and leadership experience from world class organizations in both the U.S. and Europe. With a great passion for the travel industry and more than twenty years experience, he has accumulated unparalleled experience and achieved success in all aspects of destination marketing, air service development, hotel operations, sales & marketing and revenue management at major travel destinations, luxury and high end properties in Europe and USA.
He is an expert in destination sales and marketing to the travel trade, has cultivated valuable relationships with industry representatives, tour operators and travel outlets across the globe and possesses a sound knowledge and understanding of his clients and the marketplace.
Brian leads the Choose Chicago Global Development team to promote Chicago to international markets, including the U.K., Germany, France, Canada, Mexico, India, China and other emerging markets. He also works to grow Chicago’s US group tour business with key tour operators and represents the city at major international and domestic trade shows and events.