DANA POINT, CALIF. – Visit Dana Point, the destination marketing organization for Dana Point, Calif., announces the appointment of Rachel O’Neill-Cusey as director of sales. In this position, O’Neill-Cusey will strategically promote Dana Point as a premier coastal destination for group, meeting and leisure overnight stays.
O’Neill-Cusey joins the Visit Dana Point team with over a decade of hospitality sales experience, all of which have been spent in the Dana Point market. Most recently, she served as the senior sales manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Prior, O’Neill-Cusey held several sales roles at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.
“We’re excited to welcome Rachel to the Visit Dana Point team,” said Jonny Westom, executive director of Visit Dana Point. “Her proficiency promoting tourism in Dana Point will be a great asset as we continue to expand awareness of Dana Point to travelers – both leisure and business.”
In her role, O’Neill-Cusey will develop the destination marketing organization’s sales strategy. She will create unique programs and promotional opportunities while serving as a liaison between stakeholders and the organization, to highlight Dana Point’s many offerings to travelers on a national level.
“Having lived in South Orange County for the past decade, I couldn’t be more eager to join the Visit Dana Point team,” said O’Neill Cusey. “I look forward to creating integrated campaigns and developing strong stakeholder relationships to further raise awareness of this world-class seaside destination.”
O’Neill-Cusey holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University at Fullerton, Calif.
Located directly between Los Angeles and San Diego, Dana Point is a stunning Southern California coastal destination, home to a variety of luxury resorts, including The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Monarch Beach Resort; Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa; and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach.