Garry Duell has been actively involved with the Caribbean tourism industry for half of his life. Before joining North South Net, he founded HCP/Aboard Publishing in 1999. He is a veteran publisher of custom books, magazines and websites for resorts, hotel associations, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus and tourism boards, as well as other organizations.
Prior to HCP/Aboard, Duell was publisher for the Miami division of ABARTA Media (previously International Voyager Media). He began his publishing career with International Voyager Media as a sales associate in 1982, where he was instrumental in developing in-room publications for many Caribbean islands and major golf and ski resorts throughout the United States. He was promoted to regional director of the Colorado operations in 1986, which produced award-winning products. Five years later, he returned to Miami to become the vice president of sales and marketing worldwide. He was promoted to publisher in 1997. At ABARTA, he was directly responsible for a 19-member international, regional and local sales team located throughout the United States, Bermuda and the Caribbean, as well as a design and production team. In addition, he was responsible for over 95 publications servicing resorts and the cruise industry worldwide.
Duell’s expertise in business development and marketing programs is demonstrated in his 30+ years of successful brand building for clients throughout the world. His publishing clients have included the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association, Cayman Islands Tourism Association, USVI Hotel & Tourism Association, British Virgin Islands Hotel Association, De Palm Tours Aruba, Air Aruba, Bermuda Hotel Association, Carnival Cruise Lines, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Hyatt Resorts and Vail Resorts.
Duell received a B.S. in History and Political Science from Florida State University in 1978. In 1980 he completed a two-year marketing management program with RJ Reynolds Industries.