100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Alan Lotenberg

Alan LotenburgManager, Member Relations

Alan Lotenberg comes to the association with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of industry mediums including radio, marketing and public relations.  In his new role, Alan is the first point of contact for visiting individuals, and serves as the front line for all initial inquiries to DMAI. He also closely works with all departments to facilitate fulfillment of purchases from DMAI’s Product Store.

Get to know Alan

Hometown: New York, NY

Nickname: AJ

First job in the tourism industry: Office/Customer Service Coordinator at DMAI

Three things that are always in your suitcase: Books/magazines, chargers for phone & camera, Birkenstocks

Best travel tip: 1. Sign up for the airline travel alerts for their weekly special fares that are emailed on Tuesdays. 2. Only book flights on Tuesday/Wednesday when the airfare is lowest. 3. When searching for flights, always clear out your cache/history so the websites don’t recognize you and keep raising the rates every time you do a search.

Aisle or window: Window so I can look out at the sky with a bird’s eye view; and have a place to lean against while sleeping.

Planes, trains or automobiles: ALL! It’s exciting to be in an airport and wonder where everyone is flying off to and the fact that you can be thousands of miles away in a few hours is neat. Just as airports are exciting, so are train stations. Sitting back in a train seat is a great way to see the countryside go by without having to do the driving and deal with traffic. Automobiles are a great way to see everything while making stops at your own leisure.

What do you do with your free time: Reading, writing about my travels, skiing, biking, exploring, sleeping on the beach. Of course just hanging out in my hometown with my friends and family is always my favorite.

Favorite quote: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. - Thoreau

If you could have a super power, what would it be: To fly! I love having a bird’s eye view of everything (see #4).

Three most commonly used apps on your phone: WTMD (radio station I used to work for in Baltimore) I need my music!! Camera, Words with Friends (I still have yet to win a game against my mom), DC Metro App.