Speaker – Karyl Leigh Barnes


Karyl Leigh Barnes is the President of the Tourism Practice at Development Counsellors International. Since joining the firm in 1998 from a U.S. destination, she has implemented marketing communication campaigns for destinations on every continent but Antarctica. She’s personally passionate about leveraging tourism as a force for good, helping to advance the quality of life for locals residents in the communities in which she works. Karyl Leigh is currently the co-chair of the Communications Task Force at Destinations International and leads the marketing firm directing VISIT FLORIDA’s national public relations efforts in the U.S.