Get to Know the Alabama Beaches Sales Team

The sales team at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism becomes your boots on the ground when planning a destination meeting on Alabama's white-sand beaches. From RFPs to vendor suggestions and site visits, Beth, Lane and Amy will work with meeting planners to ensure event success. Meet the team, and if your interest is piqued, see what these planners have to say about holding a meeting in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Lane Vines Sales TeamLane Vines
Lane is a meetings/conventions sales coordinator. An Orange Beach native who has lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast for 30 years, Lane began her career with the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach sales team in January of 2016.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: I really enjoy being able to build relationships within our community. This allows me to showcase all the area has to offer to our clients.

Q: What's your most memorable moment on the job?
A. Ziplining on the Hummingbird Zipline at the Gulf State Park in 25 mph winds! Of course, all in the name of research!

Q: What tip do you have for meeting planners?
A: Plan a site visit ahead of your meeting so you can familiarize yourself with the area. Also, take advantage of local resources such as convention and visitors bureaus. They know the area, which means less time spent researching on your end.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I enjoy swimming in my pool, boating to Pirate's Cove for a burger, and taking in a show at Pensacola Little Theatre.

Q: Tell us about your hobbies.
A: I enjoy billfishing, calligraphy, reading, working out and learning new recipes! I really love grilling.

Beth Sales TeamBeth Gendler
Beth is the vice president of sales at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism and has lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast for 14 years. She has also been a member of the sales team for 14 years.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: Bringing people to our area, especially those who have never been here or haven't been here in a number of years. It's so nice to show off how beautiful it is in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Q: What's your most memorable moment on the job?
A: As I am trying to think of the one most memorable moment, so many have come to mind and they all involve the amazing people I work with each day, both other staff members and clients. So many have become good friends over the years and, most importantly, I get to come to work every day to a place I love and represent a destination I love! So I don't think I really answered the question, but there are just too many!

Q: What tip do you have for meeting planners?
A: Consider unique venues and meeting spaces. Do something fun during your meeting. Learning and networking can be done everywhere!

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: Spending time with family and friends, traveling and laying on the beach!

Q: Tell us about your hobbies.
A: Tennis, bike riding, working out and taking my sweet puppy, Zoe, on walks.

Amy Sales TeamAmy Peralta
Amy has lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast for 14 years and began her career with the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism sales team in July 2016.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: The opportunity to work with all of the industry partners and meeting planners from the various markets.

Q: What tip do you have for meeting planners?
A: Think outside the box and have some flexibility on your dates and agenda.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I love listening to music, hanging out at home and spending time with family and friends.

Q: Tell us about your hobbies.
A: I enjoy swimming, reading, gardening and shopping.

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