SPOKANE, Wash., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) today announced Harry G. Sladich has been named Executive Committee Member At-Large for the 2013-2015 Destination & Travel Foundation Board of Trustees. Sladich was named to the Board of Trustees in 2012 and this week was elected to the Executive Committee of the board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/SF52243LOGO) "The hotel community has a tremendous opportunity to better partner with these experienced state and local destination marketing organizations," said Harry G. Sladich, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. "Destination marketing organizations are forward thinking organizations who are working tirelessly at the same objective as hotels – filling rooms. Red Lion is proud to be at this table and to participate in creating positive travel outcomes for all. It's not about the hotel. It's about the destination and the experience. Hotels that don't understand this will be left behind. Destination marketing organizations are relevant, are making a difference and are here to stay." The Destination & Travel Foundation (D&TF) was created to support research, education and partnerships to enhance destination marketing, which is important in the economic development of cities around the world. In connection with Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), D&TF ensures that member organizations and agencies are focused on best practices, current trends and challenges as well as the traveler of tomorrow. "Harry brings a unique and seasoned perspective to the Foundation board of trustees, based upon his previous DMO and current corporate hotel leadership roles," said Victoria Isley, Executive Director of the Destination & Travel Foundation. "Harry believes in the power of partnership and advancing the success of the travel industry together; that's exactly the passion that will help us move forward." Sladich also serves as a U.S. Travel Association At-Large Director, a post to which he was named in 2011.