2020 Connect Corporate 40 Under 40: Sean Keliiholokai, CHSP, CHIA, MHA

Sean Keliiholokai, CHSP, CHIA, MHA, 35 is the vice president of business development for the West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board (California).

2020 Connect Corporate 40 Under 40: Sean Keliiholokai, CHSP, CHIA, MHA

Sean Keliiholokai, CHSP, CHIA, MHA describes himself as committed, diligent and passionate. Learn more about him.

What I do: I have the privilege of representing the business development (sales) department for our organization. I take a proactive approach to building relationships with meetings and conferences, and travel trade clients to ultimately place their business in our destination and hotels. I work hand in hand with the West Hollywood hotel community to ensure we are aligned, and that we continue to drive combined sales efforts. 

Greatest career accomplishment: Becoming a director of sales and marketing under the age of 30. 

Specific improvement I’ve made: We have made a proactive effort to target and attract the luxury meetings, incentive, convention, and exhibits/events (MICE) business, not just domestically, but from our key international markets as well. Focusing on qualified in-market visits and leveraging our digital efforts and strategies. 

What I am working on now: We are working on attracting mini citywides to our world-famous Sunset Strip district. 

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