New Year, New Beginning: An Interview With Sondra Corbitt
For many, the new year is a time to start anew. It’s time to look back at the past lovingly while making resolutions and moving into a new time with a positive outlook. Houma Travel is in a unique position to do just that as we welcome a new Executive Director, Sondra Corbitt.
Sondra, orginally from Dulac and now a resident of the Houma area, will take the lead at Houma Travel at the end of this month. To learn a bit more about her, we sat down for a brief interview.
Houma Travel: Sondra, you’re new to the Executive Director position, but you’re not new to the tourism industry. How long have you been working in this field?
Sondra: I started working with the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau five and a half years ago, starting in account management, then as Deputy Director and now in the Executive Director position. It is an absolute honor to be chosen to lead a team in promoting the area where I am from.
Houma Travel: What would you say is the best part of working in the tourism industry?
Sondra: Well, every aspect of this industry is wonderful, but I would say meeting people who travel to our area is my favorite. We see our beautiful environment, get to eat our delicious food, and fish in our waters any time we want, but for a visitor, all of this is special. It’s great to see our home through their eyes.
Houma Travel: What is your favorite thing to do in the Houma area?
Sondra: Taking a scenic drive along the bayous of our area. There are some fantastic hidden gems here, and I like to get off the beaten path and discover them.
Houma Travel: What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Sondra: I look forward to building strong relationships between our office and local industry partners and working with our great staff to make the Houma area a destination hotspot!
And we are looking forward to that as well. Keep an eye on our blog as well as our website, HoumaTravel.com, to see what’s coming up this year.