Nicole Usher-Solano has worked primarily in the tourism industry for over fifteen years. After attending St. Louis University, she returned to Belize, and began working at Kitty’s Place Beach Resort in Placencia before taking on positions in the areas of Human Resources, Sales, and Marketing at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina for three years. Thereafter, she became Director of Marketing & Public Relations at the Belize Tourism Board. She also held the position of Executive Director at the Belize Tourism Industry Association. For over ten years (since 2003), she has been the Managing Partner at Idea Lab Studios. She has a strong familiarity with the Belize tourism product, including hotels, tour operations, destinations, attractions and stakeholders, and expertise in travel marketing, social media, event planning and management. She has extensive business travel experience, representing Belize at tradeshows, events and conferences in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central & South America. Projects include BETEX 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2012, Destination Belize Magazine 2012, 2013 & 2014 and Invest Belize Magazine 2013 & 2014.