Over the years Gilbert has developed winning strategies for numerous organizations including Choice Hotels International, Walt Disney Travel Company, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, SuperClubs, Xanterra, Best Western International, Yosemite and Shenandoah National Parks, Tourism Cares, Disneyland, HelmsBriscoe, ClickSqured (now Zeta Interactive, Alabama Division of Tourism, Exotics Racing of Las Vegas and many more.
Bob has won 15 HSMAI Adrian marketing awards, ASTA supplier of the year, listed in the “Top 25 most influential travel industry executives”. He speaks multiple languages and has lived and worked internationally. His ‘pioneering’ thinking helped create the first booking engine in the lodging industry to offer real-time consumer access to a central reservation system and the first online group booking system. Bob also created Pow Wow Europe.
Bob is well connected and highly credentialed and has taken an active travel industry leadership role. He served on the NTA Board, Russian Heritage Highway committee, was elected as a Commissioner for Visit California, NAJ Advisory Board, Marketing Chair for National Parks Promotion Council, and was an official delegate to the China – USA Tourism Year launch in Beijing, plus multiple years as a Board Director for US Travel Association.