Chief Operating Officer & Interim Chief Sales Officer

Meet Mario

As the chief operating officer at Visit Orlando, Mario Bass’ responsibilities include oversight of internal operations, leading and implementing Visit Orlando’s strategic initiatives, strategic plans and annual business plans, while supporting the company’s mission, vision and values.

Prior to joining Visit Orlando, Bass served as chief sales officer for Visit San Antonio. During his five-year tenure, he led the strategic business efforts of their destination sales & experience departments by focusing on building long-term, value-based, customer relationships to exceed the city’s goals and positively position San Antonio.

Bass also worked at Marriott serving as director of sales & marketing for several hotel properties while holding titles of director of corporate sales, director of sales and director of sales & marketing. His professional career in hospitality has placed him at a selection of Marriott’s largest, flagship hotels such as the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square and the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine.