His background includes international, regional and property-level positions, and spans airline, hotels, rent a car and attractions. Barry previously worked at Mid Pacific Airlines in operations and then sales, later transferring to Japan where he spent two years coordinating marketing efforts out of their Tokyo office. He subsequently co-founded and managed Pacific Resorts, Inc. (PRI) in Tokyo, a GSA company representing Aston Hotels & Resorts, Polynesian Cultural Center and Budget Rent A Car. During a total of ten years in Japan, Barry developed a keen understanding of the structure and inner workings of the Japanese travel industry, as well as relationships with key members of the industry.
Barry returned to the U.S. in the early 90’s and held senior sales positions with Loews, Hyatt and Pan Pacific Hotels continuing to focus on the Japan and Asia inbound markets. While with the Pan Pacific Anaheim Hotel, the property was acquired by Disney and Barry’s role was expanded to include Japan, Asia and Latin America sales for both Disneyland Park and Disneyland Hotels.
His career later transitioned into travel technology during which he held business development positions with companies specializing in hotel reservation and ticketing technology. As vice president of business development for TravelHero.com, Barry coordinated development of their affiliate program and associated software applications, which provided online lodging reservations for over 120 official tourism bureau websites.