BREAKING NEWS: Space Coast Office of Tourism Names John Giantonio Deputy Director
By Space Coast Daily // June 3, 2022
comes from a nearly 30-year-long career in the tourism industry across the country
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Office of Tourism has named John Giantonio Deputy Director.
Giantonio earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Central Florida in 1990 and comes from a nearly 30-year-long career in the tourism industry across the country in positions at city, county and state levels, half of which have been in Florida.
“If you want to be in the most competitive tourism market in the United States, Florida is where you want to be.” Said Giantonio.
“I believe the reason why Florida is consistently ranked as one of the best destinations in the world, is because it is, and each and every destination is constantly striving to be better. I’m looking forward to coming to the Space Coast. It’s good to be back home.”
He has started three sports commissions for convention and visitors bureaus. Most recently, he has worked as interim director and Director of Sports and Events at Visit Casper in Wyoming and was responsible for developing and expanding the sports and outdoor recreation markets.
Giantonio also represented the state of Wyoming on outdoor recreation committees and was instrumental in the development of the Confluence of States.
“Major events and the influx of sports to the area are a major component of tourism on the Space Coast that we plan to continue to foster and grow,” said Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter Cranis.
“John’s long career in tourism, especially with sports and events, is a major asset to our department.”
Giantonio has family and friends in Florida. He is a two-time honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy and in his spare time enjoys exercise and is an avid outdoorsman.