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Curtis Carlson Nelson

Travel & Hospitality Executive | Curtis Carlson Nelson


Curtis Carlson Nelson has 20 years of management experience with a focus on the travel and hospitality industries.






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Curtis Carlson Nelson has been a professional in the travel and hospitality industries for over 20 years, specializing in marketing and management.

Before establishing his professional career, Curtis Carlson Nelson completed his education, beginning at Cornell University. At Cornell, Nelson received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management. From there, Curtis Carlson Nelson completed his Masters of Business Administration and Management at the University of Minnesota.

Additionally, Curtis Carlson Nelson has earned honorary degrees from Niagara University as well as Johnson and Wales University.

Industry Expertise (6)


Business Services

Consumer Services


Hotels and Resorts

Travel and Tourism

Areas of Expertise (4)





Education (2)

Cornell University: B.S., Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 1986

Carlson School of Managment, Unviversity of Minnesota: Masters, Business Administration and Management 1994

Affiliations (3)

  • Conrad Hilton Hotel School
  • Travel Business Roundtable
  • World Travel & Tourism Council

Languages (1)

  • English

Articles (7)

Curtis Carlson Nelson - Marketing in the Hospitality Industry

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Curtis Carlson Nelson has worked in many different areas of the hospitality industry throughout his 20+ years of experience. In this day and age, it is important for businesses in the hospitality industry to increase their online presence, especially with an increased demand and an increased level of competition. There are many different ways to reach potential customers through the internet. This can be done through many different ways, such as: Social Media, E-Mail, and even Blogging. As an expert in the field, Curtis Carlson Nelson offers his insight and advice about marketing techniques for businesses in hospitality.

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Careers in the Travel Industry: Airports & Airlines

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Curtis Carlson Nelson has experience in nearly all areas of the travel industry. When many people think of travel, they often think of airports and airlines. Within these large aspects of the travel industry, there is a wide variety of job opportunities and career paths one can follow. There are many types of employment opportunities available at airports. Some of these, such as pilot or flight attendant, you will know very well either from watching movies or from travelling yourself. Others may not be so familiar to you, such as airport traffic controller and other behind the scenes roles. However, you can rest assured that no matter what your personality or set of skills, you can find a position that’s right for you among an airline’s employees if you feel your calling is in the travel industry. Below, expert Curtis Carlson Nelson explains some of these job roles and opportunities found within the travel industry:

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How Uber & Lyft Have Changed the Way We Travel

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Curtis Carlson Nelson has spent years as a travel and hospitality expert conducting research and determining solutions to improve the world of travel. Travel forms a good part of our day, whether it’s the daily work commute, business trips, family trips, running errands, vacations, or other recreational trips. For most of the population, taking a smooth, comfortable and convenient ride to get where they want to be is a matter of general importance. In the past, public transportation was the most effective way to get people where they needed to go if they didn’t already have a car of their own. However, as Curtis Carlson Nelson and other experts have realized, the old form of public transportation is not always reliable and dependable. It does not always match up with our schedules and can often be overcrowded.

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How Pokémon Go has Influenced the Travel & Hospitality Industry

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With years of experience as an executive in travel and hospitality, Curtis Carlson Nelson has witnessed many popular trends come and go. It is exciting to observe how the travel and hospitality industries pick up on trends in pop culture and incorporate them into their brand. A perfect example of this in recent months is the new app Pokémon Go. You’ll find very few people who don’t already know of the popular mobile phone game Pokémon Go. With record breaking numbers of people playing this game it certainly has brought about some interesting stories, caused communities to come together, and more. The stories about Pokémon Go have run like wildfire, but what does all of this mean for travel, hospitality and the restaurant industry? Curtis Carlson Nelson looks into the topic below:

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History of Hotels and Hospitality

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Curtis Carlson Nelson holds a strong passion for hospitality, with a long and successful career in the industry. He has worked in many areas related to travel and hospitality including business, marketing, management, sales, branding, etc. One of the most interesting things Curtis Carlson Nelson has learned throughout his career is the long celebrated history of hospitality which dates back even before the Middle Ages.

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Traveling Over the Holidays

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As an avid traveler and professional in the travel industry, Curtis Carlson Nelson understands the stresses that come along with traveling during the holiday season. Here, he provides his best tips and tricks to combat the crowds and cancellations of the holiday travel season.

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Curtis Carlson Nelson - Warm Weather Travel in the Winter

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Curtis Carlson Nelson understands that many people want to escape the cold, snowy, windy winter months to enjoy a bit of paradise every once in a while. In his latest blog post he discusses some of the best places to travel for warm weather during the winter.

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