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Fort Lauderdale CVB marketing pro joins Cruise Planners

Stacie Faulds
Stacie Faulds, who brings more than 20 years of marketing communications experience from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, joined Cruise Planners as director of marketing.

'I’m excited to see the Cruisitude-filled energy and ideas that Stacie will bring to the Cruise Planners marketing team,' said Vicky Garcia, chief operating officer and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. 'She is results-oriented and her creative thinking and passionate drive will be an invaluable asset as Cruise Planners continues to set the bar high by creating fresh, new and edgy campaigns.'

Faulds will oversee the development of Cruise Planners’ portfolio of marketing programs designed to target travelers and boost franchise owners’ reach. Cruise Planners provides agents with branded marketing materials, allowing them to focus on selling travel.

'I’m ready to hit the ground running and continue the marketing momentum,' Faulds said.

At the Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she most recently served as director of marketing, Faulds was an integral part of the team that rebranded Greater Fort Lauderdale from a spring break mecca to its current year-round international leisure and meetings destination stature through marketing programs, including the 'Hello Sunny' brand campaign and award-winning website.

Faulds has collaborated with Cruise Planners on marketing initiatives targeting travel advisers, pre- and post-cruise visitors and LGBT-travel, including the successful 'Love is Love' event celebrating same-sex marriage equality.