by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 08, 2018
Global destination management firm AlliedPRA has agreed to acquire Destination Nashville, giving the global destination-management company "an important presence in the Nashville market." Destination Nashville founder, Rhonda Marko, CMP, CMM, DMCP, will serve as an active strategic advisor to AlliedPRA, and Jacqueline Marko, CMP, DMCP, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations in Tennessee.
"Our team takes enormous pride in the business we have built over nearly 25 years," said Marko in the formal announcement of the acquisition. "Like AlliedPRA, Destination Nashville is dedicated to our team members, local relationships and one-of-a-kind destination experiences in the Music City with our clients. AlliedPRA has a fantastic reputation for operational excellence and a strategic vision for our sector. Once we become a member of the market-leading AlliedPRA family, we can together redefine our sector's position in the business-events industry. We are thrilled about the future of this team as an AlliedPRA company."
 "Rhonda Marko and her team have so much to be proud of in their creation of this successful business," said AlliedPRA's CEO, Tony Lorenz, CMM. "Destination Nashville is the best business in our sector in the Nashville market. As Nashville is a market our clients want us to be in, Destination Nashville is an important component of our expansion strategy. We welcome Destination Nashville to the AlliedPRA family and look forward to building our exciting next chapter together."
In addition to Nashville, AlliedPRA destinations are served by teams in throughout the United States, while its strategic partners serve global destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada and Latin America.