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BW Announces Election of Terry Porter to Board

12/12/2013

BW Announces Election of Terry Porter to Board;
Porter to Serve as 2014 Board Secretary-Treasurer

PHOENIX (December 12, 2013) – Best Western International, the World’s Biggest Hotel Family®, announced that Terry Porter, owner of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Town & Country Inn in Cedar City, Utah, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. Porter will serve as the 2014 Board secretary-treasurer.

Porter, a certified hotel administrator, has owned the BEST WESTERN PLUS Town & Country Inn since 1997. Porter previously served as a governor for the brand. As a Director, Porter will represent the interests of hotel owners in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

“Terry’s operations experience as well as his involvement with industry organizations will be beneficial as we continue to enhance the brand and deliver more revenue to our hotel owners,” said Best Western President and CEO David Kong.

Porter serves on the boards of the Utah Travel Council, Cedar City Motel Association, Utah Shakespearean Festival and various Cedar City committees. He is a participating member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Utah Hotel and Lodging Association, and Iron County Lodging Association.

“The Best Western brand offers hotel owners like me an opportunity to operate a family business that’s an integral part of my community,” said Best Western Board Secretary-Treasurer Terry Porter. “I am honored to add my voice to the Board in planning the future of Best Western for the next generation of owners.”

Porter joins six other Best Western hotel owners who serve on the Board of Directors, helping guide the brand’s business operations.

Porter and his wife, Debby, live in Cedar City, Utah. They have four adult children and two grandchildren. Porter graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

ABOUT BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS, BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 67 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 20 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, race car driver Michael Waltrip, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. In 2012, Best Western won a record number of awards, including AAA’s Hotel Partner of the Year, CAA’s Partner of the Year, TravelClick’s eMarketer of the Year and Compuware’s Best of the Web Gold awards.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.

*Numbers are approximate and may fluctuate.