Karyl Leigh Barnes, CDME

President | Tourism
Development Counsellors International

Karyl Leigh is the president of DCI’s Tourism Practice. Since joining DCI in 1998 from  a New York State DMO, she has led destination strategy and campaign implementation for destinations on every continent except Antarctica. She has been a featured speaker at Destinations International, IACC, IMEX America, IMEX Frankfurt, NATJA, SATW, TMAC and numerous tourism industry conferences.
Karyl Leigh holds a master’s degree in global marketing communications from Emerson College/Brussels, is professionally accredited in marketing communications  by the International Advertising Association and has completed her CDME with Destinations International.