Paul Sloan

Hi, I'm Paul Sloan, CEO of Tahiti Tourisme worldwide.

Over the past 20 years, Paul Sloan has worked in all levels of tourism, both the private and public sectors, ranging from adventure guide to Director of Marketing and Promotions, North America, for the national tourism bureau of Tahiti.

Paul Sloan has a Master of Tourism Administration degree (MTA) from The George Washington University School of Business with specializations in Marketing and Sustainable Tourism Development.

Additionally, he has earned Professional Certification in Tourism Destination Management from the International Institute for Tourism Studies in conjunction with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Paul Sloan also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology, and worked as a research diver for the University of California.

He is also a certified Scuba Instructor and has operated recreational diving schools in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Tahiti.

For the last 15 years, Paul Sloan has worked extensively in the areas of marketing, strategic planning, communications, branding, and business development.

Paul Sloan's Background

Paul Sloan's Experience

Director of Sales and Marketing at Visit San Luis Obispo County

2013 - 2014 | San Luis Obispo, CA

Visit San Luis Obispo County is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) which promotes San Luis Obispo County through advertising, marketing, public relations and group sales. Its member base is comprised of over 500 tourism industry-related businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, golf courses and retail stores.

Chief Marketing and Business Development Strategist at Red Soyu Agency

2009 - 2013 |

>> Specialist in business development, strategic planning, and communications >> Expertise in all aspects of marketing and brand development >> Client list includes: Le Meridien Hotels Tahiti & Bora Bora InterContinental Resorts & Spas Sofitel Luxury Resorts Legends Resort Moorea AXA Assurance Aeroport de Tahiti (ADT) Imporlux Duty Free / Air Tahiti Nui Le Pavillon Des Vins Villa Spa Tahiti Deep Nature Spa Marina Taina Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course Moorea Music Arts Sodispo Restaurant Le Coco's Tahiti La Villa Des Sens Mairie de Moorea (Mayor's Office) Gilbert Wane Pearls of Tahiti Vaimato Spring Water …among others. Visit to view our client list.

Director of Marketing and International Business Development at Gilbert Wane Pearls of Tahiti

2007 - 2009

> Created suite of product brands and managed brand development. > Secured fleet-wide retailing contracts aboard Celebrity Cruises and Holland America cruise lines. > Managed all marketing and communications as well as cruise ship product delivery logistics. > Established bonded distribution center in secure facility in Hong Kong.

Director of Marketing and Cruise Ship Retail Division at Tahia Collins Exquisite Tahitian Pearls

2005 - 2007

> Rebranded company, managed brand development and all communication initiatives. > Launched creative marketing strategy that reduced costs while greatly expanding market share. > Secured retailing contracts with luxury resorts and cruise ships, opened 6 new points of sale in 2 years.

Director of Marketing and Promotions at Tahiti Tourisme North America

1998 - 2005

> Managed business development in primary vertical and specialty markets. > Executed wide range of promotional and communications initiatives. > Conducted extensive ongoing market research and analysis. > Created and managed website content, functionality, and cross-market integration. > Developed destination training programs and seminars for partner companies. > Implemented wide range of industry partnership marketing initiatives. > Extensive involvement in strategic planning and brand development.

CEO at Tahiti Tourisme

2014 - Present | Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti Tourisme is the Destination Marketing Office for French Polynesia, more commonly known as “the islands of Tahiti.” This organisation oversees all marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, events, and travel agent programs globally. Tahiti Tourisme works regularly with companies throughout the Islands of Tahiti and abroad, including airline, hotel, resort, tour operator and cruise line partners from perspective business development to product launch, and ultimately into marketing initiatives. Our vision is to be, and be seen as, the best tourism destination by our target consumers, our team, our partners and the people we serve.

Paul Sloan's Education

The George Washington University - School of Business

2002 – 2004

Master's Degree

Concentration: Marketing and Sustainable Tourism Development

Paul Sloan's Interests & Activities

Marketing, tourism business development, strategic planning, branding, communications, PR, web design and development, SEO/SEM, and social media.