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Destination Irvine Team Expands to Include Dave Lucey

Published: 04/10/2017

Destination Irvine has expanded its team to include Dave Lucey as Sales Manager. Lucey will promote to the national market Irvine's sports facilities as a preferred destination for large-scale sporting events.

"The addition of Dave to the Destination Irvine staff answers the demand of a growing sports market as the development of the Great Park sports facilities are nearing completion and become available to host major events," said Linda DiMario, vice president of Economic Development & Tourism, Greater Irvine Chamber. "His efforts will help Irvine increase its footprint in the sports market, not just in Southern California but throughout the U.S."

Lucey joined the Destination Irvine staff in April and brings more than 15 years of hotel sales experience in the Orange County market, concentrating on the sports and specialty markets. Working with Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Wyndham properties in Irvine for more than 11 years, he has a great sense of the market.

Lucey attended Cal State Fullerton and currently lives in Yorba Linda.

Dave Lucey can be reached at (949) 502-4114 or 

Destination Irvine sales team is a one-stop resource offering complimentary services for planning and support for groups holding conferences, meetings, and events. As the official Destination Marketing Organization (often referred to as a Convention & Visitors Bureau or CVB) for Irvine, Destination Irvine partners with the tourism and hospitality industry to brand and promote Irvine as a preferred overnight destination in Southern California for groups, sports events, leisure visitors, and business travelers.
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About Destination Irvine

Under the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment tax through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.), positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts.

Mission Statement 

As the official Destination Marketing Organization for Irvine, the mission of Destination Irvine is to partner with the tourism and hospitality industry to brand and promote Irvine as a preferred overnight destination in Southern California for groups, sports events, leisure visitors and business travelers. Destination Irvine's goals are designed to enhance the economy of the city of Irvine through sustained growth in tourism spending, resulting in an increase in economic impact.

About the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce

One of the most influential Chambers in Orange County, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 800 businesses in the area. The Chamber serves as a catalyst for local economic growth by promoting the city as a dynamic business and tourism destination, providing valuable training and networking opportunities, and advocating for the interests of the business community with federal, state and local officials. Our mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs, and information.


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