Hosts Heroes: Alexander Rodionov, CMP, DMCP
ABOUT ALEXANDER RODIONOV
Name: ALEXANDER RODIONOV, CMP, DMCP
Title: MANAGING DIRECTOR & OWNER
Company: TSAR EVENTS DMC & PCO
Since he was 18 years old, Alexander has known he wanted to work in the DMC industry. He began his career as a tour guide in Vladivostok, when he met his first American clients; he considered these people some of the most interesting individuals he had ever encountered, and it sparked a desire to spend his career serving interesting clients. He decided that the DMC industry would be the perfect outlet for him to do so. Alexander graduated from Far Eastern Federal University with a major in Tourism Management, and he has since become a leading name in Russia’s hospitality scene. Eighteen years after his initial tour guide experience, he now owns and operates the leading DMC in Russia. Alexander was the first person in Russia to earn the DMCP and CMP designations, and he strives to be a positive role model for others wanting to break into the hospitality industry as he did when he was only 18 years old.
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TSAR EVENTS DMC & PCO, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“LEADER – Tsar Events DMC & PCO is the first Russian DMC to earn the Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC) designation. We pride ourselves on being Russia’s leading destination management company and have earned multiple World Travel Awards for our services. We are always looking for new ways to be the leader in our industry.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUSSIA?
“ It’s hard to pick just one! I would have to say that my favorite things about Russia are it’s unique history, beautiful architecture, colorful culture, and hospitable people.”
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
“Anyone that knows me knows that I am a book enthusiast. My own book, Russia Survival Guide is a must read for anyone traveling to Russia. So I would have to say that my hero is from my favorite novel, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and that hero is Jean Valjean.”
Why he is our hero…
Alexander has found his passion in life, and he has worked tirelessly to succeed in the hospitality industry as the owner and operator of the leading Russian DMC. He is a scholar that understands the importance of education in the workplace, and this is apparent in his knowledgeable staff. He is a visionary that strives to explore the next big thing so that he can bring those new experiences and opportunities to his clients. Alexander is a brand specialist and a strong voice that contributes so much tremendous growth to Hosts Global Alliance. There is a reason that ADME International recognized him as the Destination Management Professional of the year for 2016. HGA is delighted to call him family and one of our Hosts Heroes!