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Down & Dirty with Dennis Hernandez

Down & Dirty with Dennis Hernandez

What are three items you would bring to a desert island? 

 A Hen + A Rooster + Lighter

If you could go anywhere in the world where would that be? 


What 3 people would you invite to a dinner party? 

Roger J. Dow, CEO of US Travel Association, Sir Richard Branson,founder of Virgin Group and Oprah Winfrey

What’s your favorite kind of group to work with?

Philanthropic always

What’s the secret to your success as a Sales Manager?

Delivering on my promise after shifting perspective of the potential client/guest.

What’s the biggest career risk you’ve ever taken?

 Opening my own Destination Marketing Agency Pure! Marketing Agency (lasted 8.5 years)

Do you have any insider hospitality tips for groups traveling to D.C.?

Should the group be on financial restrictions I would encourage the group to secure housing near a metro station (train) and encourage to hire a tour guide versus a bus expense to get around the city if the group is under 30. They will be able to spend more on accommodations

How do you celebrate a big victory at work?

Typically by ringing the bells, applaud and peer recognition throughout Dupont Digest and social media if applicable

What advice do you have for your clients on the best deals?

Book as far out in advance to obtain the best rates as well allowing opportunity for negotiations as most hotels do not start to see compression outside of 12 months of the travel date.

Describe someone outside of your field who inspires you?

Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates are probably tied for their philanthropic work around the globe.

Dennis Hernandez Dennis Hernandez ("Head Honcho" of Sales & Marketing)

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