Leadership & Business Development

Barry Nakano
Business Development

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Barry is responsible for PacRim’s North America and Japan expansion, helping brands and organizations reach the Asian International Traveler market. He provides a “whole picture” and solutions-oriented view needed to help companies with sustained marketing and public relations activities.

Barry is fluent in Japanese and has more than 26 years of travel industry sales and marketing experience in Japan and the United States.

Formerly, as vice president of business development for TravelHero.com, Barry coordinated development of their affiliate program and associated software applications, which provided online lodging reservations for over 120 official tourism bureau websites. He also co-founded and managed Pacific Resorts, Inc. (PRI) in Tokyo, a GSA company representing Aston Hotels & Resorts, Polynesian Cultural Center and Budget Rent A Car. In addition, he held senior sales positions with Loews, Hyatt and Pan Pacific Hotels (which was acquired by Disney), and Mid Pacific Airlines, focusing on the Japan and Asia inbound markets.

Now based in Phoenix, Arizona, Barry is an active member of HSMAI Arizona Chapter serving on their leadership team and has spoken about the Asia travel markets at other chapter meetings, including San Diego, Oregon and Washington chapters.