Visit York County is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Shanaman, VP of Research and Market Analysis, has been named one of Destinations International’s 2021 30 Under 30 recipients.  

Elizabeth joined the Visit York County team in September of 2020, spearheading our data and analytics efforts. With eight years of tourism experience, Elizabeth primarily focused on strategy development for destination management organizations. Prior to Visit York County, she held tourism research positions in Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Austria. Elizabeth also serves as an adjunct instructor of tourism economics at Temple University. 

“The wealth of knowledge Elizabeth brings to the table advances not only our organization but the entire destination. The level of information she is able to provide for every sector of what we do from hotel data to marketing, has poised York County to be a destination to watch,” said President & CEO Billy Dunlap.   

Elizabeth Shanaman

Destinations International is committed to investing and preparing the leaders of tomorrow and developing future industry leaders that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. Each year, 30 individuals under the age of 30, are selected to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year. The honorees originate from a variety of destination organizations of all sizes and countries. 

“The 30 Under 30 program remains critical to our organization’s vision and mission,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “As our industry moves toward recovery, we are especially excited to announce these young professionals as they are the future of the travel and tourism industry.” 

Now in its 11th year, the 30 Under 30 program is supported by founding program partner, SearchWide Global and sponsored by Fired Up! Culture, MMGY Global, Northstar Meetings Group and Pandora. For more information on the 30 Under 30 Program and the 2021 30 Under 30 class, please visit